Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans Injury Report: 6 Players Sit Out Practice Wednesday
The Indianapolis Colts are riding a high after their first victory of the season last Sunday, taking out the Kansas City Chiefs at home by a score of 20-17.
Next up is another AFC South division foe in the visiting Tennessee Titans, back at Lucas Oil Stadium. This game is a big one for a simple Week 4 matchup. The Colts are currently at 0-1-1 in their division.
Health is obviously a big factor for both teams. Here’s how the Colts & Titans look before the matchup.
- Did Not Participate — S Julian Blackmon (ankle), DT DeForest Buckner (elbow), CB Stephon Gilmore (hamstring), C Ryan Kelly (knee), DE Yannick Ngakoue (back), RB Jonathan Taylor (toe)
- Limited Participant — OL Bernhard Raimann (ankle)
- Full Participant — LB Shaquille Leonard (back)
Ngakoue, Raimann, and Leonard all carry their injuries over from last week. Blackmon, Buckner and Gilmore have all been diagnosed with new ailments since Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Taylor’s inclusion on the list obviously causes concern initially, as he is the engine of the Colts’ offense, but NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero reports that there is nothing to fear.
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“(I’m) not ready to go into the details on it,” Colts head coach Frank Reich responded when asked about Blackmon’s ankle injury on Wednesday. “We’re still feeling it out, you know what i mean?” We have the results from the tests back and I’ve spoken to Julian about how he feels. So, I need a day or two to kind of sort out exactly where he’s at.”
We’ll provide more information as it follows, likely during Thursday’s media availability or after practice.
- Did Not Participate — WR Treylon Burks (illness), LB Zach Cunningham (elbow), S Amani Hooker (concussion), TE Austin Hooper (neck)
- Limited Participant –OLB Ola Adeniyi (neck), DB Ugo Amadi (ankle), CB Kristian Fulton (knee), WR Kyle Phillips (shoulder)
- Full Participant — OLB Bud Dupree (hip)
All four of Tennessee’s DNPs are significant players, as each player is important to the lineup. Fulton and Phillips are also noteworthy. As the season progresses, we’ll be keeping an eye on the severity of each injury.
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