The first injury report of the week for the Colts was not a good one. There are several starters who did not practice at all today.
We knew that the Colts were nicked up after their game against the Falcons. But we didn’t know the extent of it. Now were do, as several starters were held out of practice on Wednesday due to an assortment of ailments. None of them sound too good.
T.Y. Hilton didn’t practice because of his quad injury. It’s early in the week, but it sounds like he might be a game-time decision. Malik Hooker didn’t practice and will be out 4-6 weeks because of his torn meniscus. Darius Leonard still didn’t practice because of his concussion.
Those three were pretty obvious. But there are several other surprises. Pierre Desir was held out because of a hamstring injury. Tyquan Lewis, who left the game on Sunday, was still out because of an ankle injury. Al-Quadin Muhammad was out because of a neck injury.
The last starter out was Ryan Kelly, who was held out because of an illness. But two other players were limited practicers. Those were Rolan Milligan with a knee injury and Jabaal Sheard as he keeps trying to come back from his knee injury.
The only player who was a full participant on the injury report was Jonathan Williams coming back from his rib injury. This is a very full injury report, and it doesn’t bode very well only three weeks into the season. The game this week looks a whole lot tougher now.
There are still a few days that players have to get healthy enough to play against Oakland. But if the Colts have this many starters out for that game, they could lose to an inferior team.