Safety Bob Sanders (upper arm) didn't practice on Friday, but is expected to be able to play against the Rams. However, just as it appeared the Colts would have both starting safeties in the lineup on Monday, Mike Doss fell on some loose turf and hurt his leg towards the end of practice.
"We don't know exactly what it is," head coach Tony Dungy said. "But hopefully, he'll be fine also."
Safety Joseph Jefferson (toe), who started the season at Doss' position against the Ravens, returned to practice, but his status for Monday is up in the air at this point. The same applies to short-yardage back James Mungro (knee).
"Certainly, if they're not ready, they're very close," Dungy said.
Dwight Freeney also watched from the sidelines on Friday, but is expected to practice on Saturday.
"Dwight's got a little strain to the side/rib area," Dungy said. "We don't think it's any major concern."
Linebacker Gilbert Gardner (high ankle sprain) is listed as questionable, but with two days of practice under his belt, the Colts expect that he'll be part of the 45-man active roster for the game -- especially with linebacker Keith O'Neil expected to be out with a separated shoulder.
Also practicing on Friday were OG Ryan Lilja (neck), OG Jake Scott (knee), DE Josh Thomas (knee), LB Cato June (knee), LB David Thornton (groin), DT Sweet Pea Burns (knee), and TE Ben Utecht (chest).
The Rams have a pair of receivers hobbled that could have a big impact on their ability to keep up with the Colts offense. Isaac Bruce has missed the last two games due to a turf toe injury and is still doubtful for this week.
But the Rams' top receiver, Torry Holt, is feeling optimistic that his bruised right knee won't force him to miss Monday night's game.
"I expect to play," he said. "All this time that I'm getting off is good. It's giving me an opportunity to heal up and rest. I feel like I'll be ready."
An MRI earlier this week showed no structural damage, but the knee has been a reason for concern all week.
"On Monday, it kind of swelled up on me." explained Holt. "I got some treatment, and some of the swelling has gone down. Right now, things are looking pretty good."
ST. LOUIS RAMS AT INDIANAPOLIS -- Rams: DOUBTFUL: WR Isaac Bruce (great toe). QUESTIONABLE: CB Dejuan Groce (hamstring); WR Torry Holt (knee); T Rex Tucker (calf). PROBABLE: DE Leonard Little (low back); TE Brandon Manumaleuna (knee). Colts: DOUBTFUL: S Joseph Jefferson (toe); LB Keith O'Neil (shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: DT Vincent Burns (knee); LB Gilbert Gardner (ankle); RB James Mungro (knee); S Bob Sanders (upper arm); TE Ben Utecht (chest). PROBABLE: LB Cato June (knee); G Ryan Lilja (neck); G Jake Scott (knee); DE Josh Thomas (knee); LB David Thornton (groin).
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