Last night’s loss wasn’t a good one, as the Colts fell to Houston 20-17. But a big reason why is because of how banged up they are right now.
The Colts have had all kinds of injuries this season. It has really limited the effectiveness of their team so far. Everyone from their starting quarterback to backup defensive lineman has been hurt. Now with a mini-bye week at their disposal, they need to just rest and get healthy.
Last night was the first time that T.Y. Hilton had played in the last four games because of a calf injury. He clearly didn’t look like himself and was placed on a snap count. They need him to be fully healthy so he can be fully effective and help this team better than he did.
Two other receivers need to get healthy to help the team too. Devin Funchess hasn’t played since the opening game against the Chargers. He should be close to coming back with his broken collarbone fully healed. Parris Campbell has missed the last few weeks with a broken hand.
Both of these guys need to get healthy and contribute for this team. Jacoby Brissett needs more time to heal his knee sprain too. He still doesn’t look like he’s moving like himself. Another 10 days should do wonders for that knee and help him out.
On defense, the Colts were missing Khari Willis and Shakial Taylor. Taylor is a reserve, but hasn’t played too badly this year. Willis has been the Colts’ most impressive rookie this year and will be the starter at strong safety for years to come. They were both missed last night.
The Colts need to heal up and get healthy for the stretch run of the season. Getting those players back could help propel them into the playoffs.