This is the worst year I can remember in terms of injuries. It is amazing the team is 5-2.
For my own personal benefit and because I'm guessing we'll have more to talk about this year, here's a quick positional look at injuries to the Colts in 2010. (S) signifies a starter.
(S)Joseph Addai - Missed week 8 game with shoulder/neck injuries. Return is unknown.
Donald Brown - Has missed 4 games with a hamstring injury.
Mike Hart - Hurt his ankle week 8 and is doubtful to play week 9.
(S) Devin Moore - Starting KR was placed on IR Oct 4 with a neck injury.
(S) Pierre Garcon - Has missed 2 games with a hamstring injury
(S slot) Austin Collie - Missed week 8 game with hand and foot injuries. Left the game in week 9 with a concussion. Return is questionable.
Anthony Gonzales - Has missed all but 2 games with ankle/leg injuries and may be done for the season.
(S) Reggie Wayne - Has battled off and on with a hamstring injury.
(S) Dallas Clark - Placed on IR Oct 22 with a wrist injury.
Brody Eldridge - Left the game in week 8 with a rib injury. Return is questionable.
(S) Charlie Johnson and (S) Jeff Saturday have toughed out significant foot and knee injuries respectively. Charlie Johnson missed 1 game this season.
Antonio Johnson - Out starting Oct 21 with a knee injury. Return is unknown.
Kavell Conner - Out starting Sept 27 with a foot injury. Return is unknown.
Ramon Humber - Placed on IR Sept 29 with a hand injury
(S) Gary Brackett - Missed a week 6 game with a groin injury
(S) Clint Session - Fractured forearm and dislocated elbow in week 8, played through it. Missed games in weeks 2 and 3 with a hamstring injury.
(S) Jerraud Powers - Out starting Oct 30 with a foot injury, return is unknown.
Justin Tryon - Missed week 9 game with a foot injury. Return unknown.
Jacob Lacey - Missed 4 games this season, out since Oct 8 with a foot injury, return is unknown.
Kevin THomas - Placed on IR Sept 9 with a knee injury.
(S) Bob Sanders - Out since September 13 with a ruptured biceps tendon. Questionable return in December of this year
(S) Melvin Bullitt - Placed on IR October 5 with a shoulder injury
Jamie Silva - Placed on IR September 9 with a knee injury
Can you guys believe this ****?
Colts always deal with a lot of injuries, it's not just this season. That's just the price you pay for drafting speed over size. But this season, it has been terrible.
Latest rumors are that McClendon might play as a TE. I'm fine with that in short-yardage situations, but I certainly don't want this guy to be running routes.
Working with a short roster also hurts your Special Team's unit. Tamme has been our best ST cover guy and now he is a starter. I'm assuming someone will have to replace Session also, taking another LB away from a ST coverage unit.
Not a huge loss since the team hasn't been able to use him for a year and a half. But it is still a loss and it's ridiculous how many injuries we've had this year.
Updated with Tryon and Collie injuries.
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