On the same day the Colts lost another key member of their offense for the season, the team saw their almost forgotten starting running back returned for a full practice for the first time in eight weeks.
Running back Joseph Addai has been battling nerve problems in his shoulder and neck since mid-October, and their running game has suffered because of it. Backup Mike Hart also returned Wednesday for a limited practice; he’s battling an ankle injury.
The Colts are coming off perhaps their best game running the football of the season against Oakland. Adding Addai to the mix, especially on passing downs, would provide the team a nice boost before a tough road date in Oakland this week.