Report: 4 Colts miss practice over COVID-19 concerns
The Indianapolis Colts held four players out of their walk-through practice Thursday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, NFL.com reported.
Wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., guard Quenton Nelson along with defensive tackles Sheldon Day and Tyquan Lewis were prohibited from working in the team facility as a precautionary measure for what the report deemed close, but not high-risk contact with that positive employee.
All four players were listed as absent from workouts because of non-injury related causes.
Per the league’s COVID-19 safety protocols, each player can return to work as early as Friday so long as they do not exhibit any flu-like symptoms and their COVID-19 tests taken Thursday turn up negative.
The Colts also held out tight end Mo Alie-Cox (knee) and wide receiver Marcus Johnson (knee) from practice Thursday. Alie-Cox was a limited participant a day earlier, while Johnson was a new addition to this week’s injury report. They joined absentee wideouts T.Y. Hilton (groin) and Ashton Dulin (knee), who each missed their second straight practices, on the sidelines.
The Colts’ Week 9 opponents this Sunday, the visiting Baltimore Ravens, currently have seven players on their own COVID list — all of whom who designated this week: cornerback Marlon Humphrey (who tested positive), linebackers Patrick Queen, Tyus Bowser, L.J. Fort and Malik Harrison along with safety DeShon Elliott and cornerback Terrell Bonds.
The Ravens activated starting linebacker Matthew Judon from their COVID list on Thursday. He was a full practice participant.
–Field Level Media