Is Michael Pittman playing today? (Latest injury update for Colts vs. Falcons in NFL Week 16)

The latest injury update for Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman in Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. / Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts star receiver Michael Pittman Jr. will not play in the team’s Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons. 

Pittman has been downgraded to out after originally being listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. 

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pittman had cleared the concussion protocol, but he picked up symptoms since then that have placed him back in concussion protocol. 

Pittman took a huge hit in the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Saturday, which led to him missing the rest of the game. 

Michael Pittman injury status for Week 16 game vs. Atlanta Falcons

Michael Pittman has been downgraded to out after experiencing concussion symptoms since clearing the protocol earlier this week. 

Best Indianapolis Colts prop bet for Week 16

Jonathan Taylor anytime touchdown scorer

Jonathan Taylor is back in the lineup after dealing with a thumb injury, and he could be in line for a huge day on Sunday. 

The Colts are without two key offensive weapons – running back Zack Moss and Pittman – which could lead to more touches for Taylor in this game. 

The Falcons are a solid defense, allowing just five rushing scores all season, but Taylor should be involved both in the air and on the ground in this one. 

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Michael Pittman injury history

  • Sept. 2020: Pedal Toe Sprain – did not miss time
  • Sept. 2020: Leg Calf Strain – missed three games
  • Dec. 2020: Concussion
  • Sept. 2022: Leg Quad Strain – missed one game

When is Michael Pittman coming back?

It’s unclear when Pittman will be returning to the lineup for the Colts. He had been cleared from concussion protocol, which allowed him to travel with the team. However, he picked up symptoms that landed him back in the concussion protocol. 

The team may want to play things safe with Pittman’s health going forward. 

Indianapolis Colts remaining opponents

  • Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Dec. 31
  • Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 7

Indianapolis Colts injury report

  • Jack Anderson – out
  • Michael Pittman – out
  • Zack Moss – out
  • Braden Smith – out
  • Segun Olubi – out

Atlanta Falcons injury report

  • Bud Dupree – questionable
  • Kaleb McGary – questionable
  • David Onyemata – questionable
  • Keith Smith – questionable

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