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Friday, January 3, 2014

Indianapolis Colts' Wild Card Weekend Injury Report: Darrius Heyward-Bey, Vontae Davis, Fili Moala

By on 1/03/2014 06:15:00 PM

4. The number of teams the Indianapolis Colts have beaten this season that are currently playing for the chance to make Vince Lombardi proud. Confidence is abound in Indianapolis, and with the Colts realizing health for the first time this season, they cannot be overlooked by any opponent.

The Colts had three players suffer day-to-day injuries in last week's season finale against Jacksonville, paving the way for some early week anxiety. Aubrayo Franklin, Vontae Davis, and Bjoern Werner are all listed as questionable on the report, but are expected to play.

The Colts' secondary has suffered a litany of injuries this season, rarely allowing the unit to gel with varying personnel starting each week. There will be communication issues, but they will be at full health against an average Kansas City passing attack.

Greg Toler and Darius Butler will join Davis at the cornerback position, with Butler's playoff experience surely factoring into the ever-important matchup.

Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was limited in practice earlier this week with a hamstring injury, but has practiced since, and is expected to play. Heyward-Bey has received a ton of criticism of late, being touted as a bigger bust than even Trent Richardson.

The only player that did not participate in today's practice was backup defensive tackle Fili Moala. He is working through a knee injury, with his status for tomorrow's game undecided. While Moala is a reserve player, his health is an issue with defensive linemen Franklin and Cory Redding working through injuries.

Here is the updated Injury Report* courtesy of
    *Parentheses denote players' level of participation during Friday's practice.

Brown, SergioFSGroin(FP)  probable
Butler, DariusCBQuad(FP)  probable
Davis, VontaeCBGroin(FP)  probable
Franklin, AubrayoNTKnee(FP)  questionable
Heyward-Bey, DarriusWRHamstring(FP)  probable
Jean Francois, RickyDTFoot(FP)  probable
Mathis, RobertOLBRest(FP)  probable
McGlynn, MikeG/CElbow(FP)  probable
Moala, FiliDEKnee(DNP)  questionable
Redding, CoryDEShoulder(FP)  probable
Toler, GregCBGroin(FP)  probable
Werner, BjoernOLBAnkle(FP)  probable

Please check out our staff's playoff predictions for wild card weekend, making sure to submit your own vote as well !


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