The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts embark upon tonight’s game with a raft of injured players. Some of these guys are vital to their team’s success. Others are largely unknown except to the diehards among the fanbase.
The Texans have already ruled out five players due to injury. Jeff Allen (concussion), Stephen Anderson (hamstring), Quintin Demps (calf), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), and Brian Peters (quad) are already unavailable. WIll Fuller (hamstring), Kareem Jackson (hamstring), and Derek Newton (ankle) are officially questionable for the game.
The Colts have only ruled out four players at this point. Darius Butler, Jonothan Harrison, Zach Kerr, and Donte Moncrief have all been declared inactive. Half the Colts squad are members of AARP already, which explains why seven of their players were rested at their Friday practice, but there’s nothing to suggest that D’Qwell Jackson, Erik Walden, Mike Adams, Vontae Davis, Frank Gore, or Robert Mathis won’t be available for the game. Pay attention to T.Y. Hilton and his hip injury. He’s officially questionable, but was a full participant Friday.
- G Jeff Allen (concussion)
- TE Stephen Anderson (hamstring)
- S Quintin Demps (calf)
- RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle)
- CB Kareem Jackson (hamstring)
- ILB Brian Peters (quad)
- QB Brandon Weeden (coach’s indifference)
- T Le’Raven Clark (coach’s indifference)
- C Jonothan Harrison (illness)
- DT Zach Kerr (ankle)
- DT T.Y. McGill (coach’s indifference)
- WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder)
- CB Patrick Robinson (coach’s indifference)
- WR Devin Street (coach’s indifference)
What impact do you think these missing players will have on the game?