19 on Injury Report, Practice Squad Updated

The Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans have both declared two players as out aleady for this weekend's matchup. But the Colts also listed 17 more players on their official injury report filed with the league.

Indianapolis running back Dede Dorsey will miss his second week of action since joining the Colts, and reserve defensive end Josh Thomas has also been declared "out" by the team. Dorsey suffered an ankle injury during the preseason while playing for the Cincinnati Bengals. Thomas injured his hip and won't be ready for the team's home opener.

The Texans will be without the services of their returns specialist, Phillip Buchanon, who last week averaged 20.5 yards on kickoff returns and 0 yards on his only punt return against the Eagles. Cornerback Demarcus Faggins, a 10-game starter last year for the Texans, will miss his second week of action due to a foot injury.

Seventeen other Colts were listed on the report, with eight of them -- in addition to Thomas and Dorsey -- missing at least a portion of the team's 11-on-11 drills on Wednesday. That group of players included some who missed last weekends game: WR Brandon Stokley, LB Freddie Keiaho, OG Ryan Lilja, TE Ben Hartsock, and DT Corey Simon. But CB Jason David, S Bob Sanders, and DT Montae Reagor also missed at least a portion of Wednesday's practice. David's was the most unusual as he's listed with a tooth problem.

No other injury information was available yet, but you can check our new ColtPower Injury Report which provides the complete list of injuries reported by the teams throughout the week by clicking on the new link in the left column of our home page.

The Colts also made two roster moves after RB Kory Chapman and DE Bo Schobel both cleared waivers on Monday. They were signed to the team's practice squad, bringing the total back up to eight players.

But don't be surprised if the Colts activate Schobel to the 53-man roster in light of Josh Thomas being declared out. Unless the Colts slide Darrell Reid or possibly Raheem Brock outside periodically if needed, they only have rookie Ryan LaCasse available to spell Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. So Schobel would be a logical addition for this week.


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