LaRon Landry returns to practice

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The Colts didn’t have safety LaRon Landry at practice on Tuesday because he had yet to receive clearance in that stage of the league’s concussion protocol, creating some concern about whether he’d be able to progress through the program in time for Saturday’s game against the Patriots.

Those concerns have subsided a bit. Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports that Landry was taking part in practice on Wednesday, three days after he took a knee to the head against the Chiefs while making a tackle and then had a teammate congratulate him with an ill-timed slap to the side of the head. Landry left the game and did not return to the 45-44 Colts win.

Landry will have to pass further tests in order to get cleared to play on Saturday, something that should come unless he suffers symptoms of his concussion again after practice on Wednesday. Assuming he does, it will be a boost to a Colts defense that will need to be better in order to continue their playoff run for at least another week.

Kevin Bowen of the team’s website has the same report on Landry and adds that defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois was not participating in the portion of practice open to the media. Jean-Francois missed several games at the end of the regular season with a foot injury, but was in the lineup against Kansas City.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m. ET: Landry was listed as a full participant on the Colts’ injury report. Jean Francois was not on the injury report at all.

10 responses to “LaRon Landry returns to practice

  1. Did Laron Landry use the PED’s? I won’t say, that’s for a jury to decide. But I will say this, he ran just about the fastest 40 yard dash of any player from LSU defense. And that is FAST company. He is only behind like Devery Henderson and Trendon Holiday. Now dude is jacked? Oh Patriots are gonna have some problems

  2. This IS VERY GOOD NEWS for ColtsNation!!!! Landry is instrumental in laying the boom on the back end versus the young Patriots receiving corps. Amendola will be gator arming balls while peeking over his shoulder looking for The Hulk. Landry is very important in the bend but don’t break style of defense being played in Indy, his hard nose play and jolting hits are not easily forgotten by backs sneeking out into the flat. I’m sure Belicheat has reinterated this to Vereen & Ridley(as Blount rarely catches any passes)…I think the Colts will go man vs New England’s short to intermediate passing attack. I look for Darius Butler to be stuck on Edelman’s hip ALL GAME LONG forcing Brady to look elsewhere quickly as MATHIS WILL BE COMING!!!! With Toler now on IR Josh Gordy & Cassius Vaughn must step up and play solid this Saturday along with Indys #1 corner Vontae Davis. Tom Brady is one if the very best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL…INDY MUST BE PREPARED FOR A SLUGFEST SATURDAY NIGHT!!!!!! Let us all from ColtsNation remain hopefull that LaRon Landry can suit up to deliver some big body shots and help the Colts KNOCKOUT Brady & the Patriots!!!!!GO HORSE

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