They may have gotten the win on Sunday, but the Colts lost a lot in the process and it could hurt their ability to get more in the future.
The Colts were able to survive their week three game against the Falcons 27-24, after they almost blew a 20-3 halftime lead. They were able to get the win though, which is all that matters. But they did it at a great cost to the health of their team moving forward.
T.Y. Hilton left the game after catching a touchdown at the end of first half. He reaggrevated his quad injury, and the trainers kept him out because they didn’t want to risk a tear. That is not a good sign, and his availability for next week is in question.
Tyquan Lewis left with an ankle injury as well. The defensive lineman didn’t do a whole lot with the time he was out on the field, but now he’s out yet again. He’s had issues staying on the field in his young career. The same can be said for his former college teammate Malik Hooker.
Hooker finished the game with a torn meniscus, and will now be out for 4-6 weeks. The free safety has an interception this year that gave the team a chance to win in Los Angeles. But they will miss him badly. Khari Willis will step up in his absence for the time being.
Marlon Mack played the game through a calf injury. He seemed to play without any ill effects from that injury. But if he ends up showing any sort of effects from that, that would be another key player out for them.
They shouldn’t need too many of these guys next week as they play Oakland. But after that, they go to Kansas City on Sunday Night Football. They need the team to be mostly healthy if they want to compete in that one.