Four days from today, the New England Patriots will face the Colts in Indianapolis. While both teams are relatively healthy at this point of their respective seasons, there were still a few major questionmarks heading into today. Namely, would starters Nate Solder, Dont'a Hightower and, for the Colts, Andrew Luck practice?
We now know that Solder will apparently miss the rest of the season with a torn biceps (and therefore did not participate today). We also know that Hightower and Luck practiced today.
According to Christopher Price, here is today's injury report:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Injury report for Pats-Colts. <a href="http://t.co/JOUwVoiHCf">pic.twitter.com/JOUwVoiHCf</a></p>— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/cpriceNFL/status/654387958003449856">October 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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While Hightower was limited, seeing him practice only three days after leaving the game against the Cowboys with an injury is definitely a good sign. It has to be seen whether he actually takes the field on Sunday and what his role will look like but it is encouraging to see the starting linebacker back on the field.
Cornerback Tarell Brown and defensive end Trey Flowers, in the meantime, were also limited and might be game-day decisions. While the Patriots are deep on the defensive edges, having Brown against a potentially potent aerial attack would definitely bolster New England's defense.