For the first time in several weeks, the Colts will actually be pretty healthy before a game. They only have one player ruled out before tomorrow night’s clash in New Orleans.
The Colts’ final injury report was more extensive than it was earlier in the week, but that was because several players were held out of practice for rest purposes. Only three players are actually in danger of missing the game on Monday night in New Orleans.
Kenny Moore will miss the game, and it will be his second straight game he’s missed. He will be missed greatly against the Saints’ receivers. Expect almost exclusively zone from the Indy defense with the absence of Moore, even though the zone has been getting torn apart.
Pierre Desir is questionable for tomorrow night’s game with a groin injury. My guess is that he will play based on the fact that he was a full participant in yesterday’s practice. With Moore already out, they need Desir out there badly to guard Michael Thomas.
T.Y. Hilton is also listed as questionable. He will be a true game-time decision according to Frank Reich. Based on the way he’s talking though, it doesn’t look like Hilton will play. He says the team will protect Hilton from himself. I would be surprised to see him out there.
It is going to be an extremely tough game for the Colts to win tomorrow night. If they don’t win, they will be officially eliminated from the playoffs. This is the game they absolutely have to have to truly save their season.