INDIANAPOLIS – After two days of speculation, Andrew Luck was listed as a “full participant” for the Indianapolis Colts’ final day of practice this week, putting to rest any doubt that he would or wouldn’t play in this weekend’s game with the San Diego Chargers (4:25 p.m. ET/CBS/97.1 Hank FM/1070 The Fan AM). Luck, was held out of Wednesday’s practice and a “limited participant” in yesterday’s practice as he only handed the ball off and didn’t make any passing attempts yesterday.
That got speculation growing that he was injured in some way as head coach Chuck Pagano said this wasn’t part of the original plan to limit his practices during this season and that he was dealing with “shoulder soreness.” But, he did indeed take snaps and even threw in practice on Friday meaning he will be on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The Colts also had some good news in that there were only four players listed as out for Sunday’s game right now. Donte Moncrief is obviously one of the four as is Darius Butler who saw both injured in last weeks game at Denver. Guard Denzelle Good and cornerback Patrick Robinson are the other two listed as “out.”
Robinson, shed his red practice jersey yesterday but had a little “hiccup” afterwards and didn’t pass the concussion protocol to be able to play this weekend. With Butler out too, it makes the cornerback position very thin still.
But, Vontae Davis has been practicing all week and could make his season debut on Sunday. It’s up in the air though but he does have a chance. If Davis can’t go, that means Antonio Cromartie will have to be the lead corner this weekend again as the other three will be out.
The safety position got much better as rookie T.J. Green as well as Clayton Geathers will be available to go this weekend. Kendall Langford and Henry Anderson also should be able to go as Anderson will likely make his season debut too.
Really, the four already listed as out and only Davis will be the only ones that may not be able to go on Sunday.