The Indianapolis Colts have been without Greg Toler since the 20th of October, because that was when he suffered a groin injury in the win over the Denver Broncos. That injury has been slow to heal, and Toler’s continued absences have really hurt the Colts secondary. They aren’t deep at corner, and they were counting on Toler to be a solid No. 2 CB across star Vontae Davis. When he was healthy, Toler filled that role out admirably and is significantly better than Jerraud Powers, who plays for the Arizona Cardinals (the Colts and Cardinals essentially swapped both players in free agency).
But Toler hasn’t been healthy often, and it’s been a very frustrating sight for Colts fans. In fact, the 28-year-old will have played in as many games as he has been injured if he misses next week’s matchup against the Houston Texans. For now, though, we know he will miss a sixth straight game, as ESPN NFL Nation’s Mike Wells reports that Toler never sounded “optimistic” about his status either.
In seven games, he did a good job of making plays and had 23 tackles and seven passes defended with one interception, including three games with multiple passes defended. Hopefully Toler can get back on track and play next week, but it’s hard to be upbeat about his injury status given how long he has been out.