Injury-riddled Colts prepare to right the ship on a short week

AP

The Colts and the Titans get together on Thursday night in Tennessee, the first of two games they’ll play against each other over the balance of the year.

On Tuesday, running back Mike Hart (ankle), safety Bob Sanders (biceps), linebacker Clint Session (elbow), tight end Jacob Tamme (knee), and defensive end Dwight Freeney (not injury related) missed practice.

Running back Joseph Addai (neck), receiver Austin Collie (concussion), and linebacker Gary Brackett (toe) practiced on a limited basis.

Fully participating in practice were running back Donald Brown (ankle), tight end Brody Eldridge (rib), cornerback Kelvin Hayden (neck), tackle Charlie Johnson (back), defensive end Ricardo Mathews (back), and receiver Reggie Wayne (knee).

Meanwhile, owner Jim Irsay has announced on his verified Twitter page that several players won’t play on Thursday night:  Collie, Session, Addai, Sanders, and Hart.

For the Titans, defensive tackle Tony Brown (knee), defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks (ankle), and cornerback Ryan Moulton (hamstring) missed practice on Tuesday.  Defensive end Dave Ball (hip) practiced on a limited basis, and defensive end Jacob Ford (knee) and defensive tackle Jason Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice.

Final injury reports, complete with the questionable, probable, etc. designations, will be released on Wednesday.

13 responses to “Injury-riddled Colts prepare to right the ship on a short week

  1. The Colts don’t have enough talent in their depth to sustain the injuries.

    There’s no excuse for that.

    The Patriots have withstood plenty of injuries and a Mankins holdout. They have great depth.

    This Colts spiral is all on Polian.

  2. Austin Collie – 50 receptions, Targeted 61 times
    Pierre Garcon – 46 receptions, Targeted 85 times

    clearly the Colts are missing something without Stokley ver2.0

    I really hope that he’s back for next Sunday’s game against the Jags

  3. wte1 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:30 PM

    The Colts don’t have enough talent in their depth to sustain the injuries.

    There’s no excuse for that.

    The Patriots have withstood plenty of injuries and a Mankins holdout. They have great depth.

    This Colts spiral is all on Polian.
    *******************************************************
    The same Polian that built this team into a perennial contender, THAT Polian?

    Talk about “what have you done for me lately”, gawd.

  4. @ wte1 says: “The Colts don’t have enough talent in their depth to sustain the injuries. There’s no excuse for that. The Patriots have withstood plenty of injuries and a Mankins holdout. They have great depth. This Colts spiral is all on Polian.”

    You hit the nail on the head… the Colts have a very different philosophy in drafting and free agency… they put most of their dollars into starters… Belichick spreads the wealth to bring in quality middle class players

    The gamble has often paid off for Polian, who’s still got a great feel for the draft… but when the injury bug hits, as it often does in the NFL, he’s got a very mediocre team

    The Colts seem to want to use injuries as an excuse too – that’s on the coach’s shoulders

    Belichick brings in players who refuse to accept excuses and it shows

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