Wednesday’s Practice Injury Report Includes Big Names

For the first time in the 2011 NFL season, the Colts have updated their injury report!

According to the team, the following players missed Wednesday's practice, and are declared out for Sunday's game: Gary Brackett (shoulder), Ernie Sims (knee), and Peyton Manning (neck).

Tyler Brayton (knee), Kavell Conner (foot), Dwight Freeney (rest), Robert Mathis (neck), and Reggie Wayne (rest) were all held out of practice, but all indication is that they will play on Sunday. Blair White (back) had limited participation, while Anthony Gonzalez (hamstring) had full participation.

Good to see White and Gonzalez back into the swing of things, the Colts need to have some receiver depth. On Sunday, the Colts went into the game with only three active receivers. As for the five DNP's (Did Not Practice), the Colts have a history of keeping veterans out of practice who need the rest. Even Freeney and Wayne are simply labeled as rest.

As far as I know, Kavell Conner's foot injury is the only one that could be semi-concerning, as he was in a walking boot today. Even in that case however, head coach Jim Caldwell thinks he'll be ok. I was unaware (and I think most others outside of the Colts were as well) that Brayton and Mathis were even hurt, so it's safe to assume that they got a few bumps and bruises from Sunday's game, and will be playing this week.

Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.