With the Indianapolis Colts back from their Week 14 bye, the team has updated the injury status of players, including Kenny Moore.
For the second year in a row, the Indianapolis Colts had the last possible bye week. Not only is that tough for the players mentally, but it’s physically grueling as well. That was evident by Indy’s extensive injury report in the weeks leading up to the bye week. From illnesses to nagging injuries, the Colts have been challenged weekly with several players being unable to practice. A team struggling like Indianapolis has this season can certainly benefit from full practices.
Going into the bye week, the biggest injury for the Colts was Kenny Moore. Moore went down with an ankle injury in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and was seen in a boot and on a scooter the week after. The ankle injury kept him out of practice and forced him to miss the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, even with the bye week, Moore still isn’t quite ready according to Indy’s latest injury report.
On Tuesday, Moore didn’t practice as he was still dealing with the ankle injury. However, Indianapolis had a really light injury report with only three names, and only two of them missed practice.
Colts injury report entering Week 15
Aside from Kenny Moore, the other two names are cornerback Brandon Facyson and offensive lineman Braden Smith, both battling an illness. Facyson did not practice but Smith had a full practice on Tuesday. These three names are significantly less than the nine that were on the final injury report before the Dallas game. That means, if anything, the bye week helped the Colts heal up.
Hopefully, the bye week will also help Indianapolis play better football. Maybe being healthier as a team will contribute to a better on-field product from the Colts. With four games left in the season, Indy could still make the playoffs. However, if Indy loses on Saturday, there’s a scenario where Indianapolis could be eliminated from playoff contention by the end of Week 15.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Colts rebound after the bye week and if the team’s priority for this season is still trying to go as deep as possible in the postseason. Indianapolis is also in a spot where the team could significantly improve its draft position if they lose out. These next four games will determine if Indy is heading toward the top of the draft or the playoffs. Based on what we’ve already seen this year, one outcome seems significantly more likely than the other.