Although the Indianapolis Colts have 21 players on their Wednesday injury report, it wasn't all bad news. They're starting their week with no one worse than "questionable" for this weekend's game.
G Ryan Lilja and LB Freddie Keiaho, the team's third-round draft pick, have both returned to practice after being out since early in the preseason. Also, two players that were ruled as "out" early last week, RB Dede Dorsey and DE Josh Thomas, have been upgraded to questionable, even though both missed at least a portion of the team's 11-on-11 practice. Dorsey is expected to start practicing on Thursday.
Others who missed at least a portion of the practice included: DE Dwight Freeney (buttock muscle), TE Ben Hartsock (hamstring), DT Corey Simon (knee), DT Montae Reagor (knee), WR Brandon Stokley (ankle), DE Josh Thomas (hip), TE Ben Utecht (concussion), K Adam Vinatieri (right groin).
Probably least worrisome out of that group are Reagor -- who has been routinely carrying a lighter practice schedule weekly to rest the knee that he injured during camp -- and TE Ben Utecht, who is expected to play unless he has a setback from his concussion. Thomas, Dorsey and Hartsock are all making good progress according to our sources.
Three Colts who were on the injury report last week are starting this week off on the right foot and were not mentioned on Wednesday's report: S Mike Doss, CB Tim Jennings and LB Rob Morris. But new to the report are RB Ran Carthon (finger) and DT Darrell Reid (elbow).
The Jaguars rested a number of their players Wednesday who were banged-up during a fierce contest with the Steelers Monday night, including five starters. To view the complete injury report for both teams and our associated notes, click here.
You can view ColtPower's injury report throughout the week by clicking the "Current Injury Report" link in the left column of our home page.
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