The Indianapolis Colts have ruled two key players out for Sunday’s AFC South contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars, as they have announced that running back Ahmad Bradshaw and starting strong safety LaRon Landry will be out. Landry missed last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with an ankle injury, and it’s a shame that the Colts will not have Landry this week either. While the Jaguars are an easy matchup and having Landry back against the Seattle Seahawks is a bigger deal, Landry is a very important player in the Colts secondary and is one of the best safeties in the league in run support. I’m not a fan of his coverage, but he played really well in the first two games of the regular season.
The fact that Ahmad Bradshaw has also been ruled out surprised the NFL Network’s Around The League twitter feed, but color me less than surprised with this news. Bradshaw has not practiced all week with a neck injury, and that alone cast his status in doubt. Still, it is somewhat of a surprise to see that he has been ruled out already, as I thought Bradshaw would have been ruled out by the Colts as a game-time decision. The neck injury didn’t look minor, but Bradshaw is an injury-prone back. Losing him hurts, since Trent Richardson might still not have things down with his new team, and Bradshaw is a valuable all-around back who posted over 100 rushing yards against a tough 49ers defense.
At least Trent Richardson fantasy owners are benefiting from this injury, and the good news is that T.Y. Hilton won’t be missing this week’s game against the Jaguars. If he gets the targets, he’ll have a monstrous game, especially since the Jaguars will almost certainly miss concussed free safety Dwight Lowery.