The Indianapolis Colts will be without a pair of offensive
lineman, Samson Satele and Winston Justice, this weekend, while they are
expected to have wide receiver Donnie Avery and tight end Coby Fleener when
they take on the Houston Texans.
Zbikowski, Satele, Conner and Justice will not make the trip. AQ Shipley and Jeff Linkenbach will start on the line.
— Phil Richards (@PhilRichards6) December 14, 2012
Satele (ankle) and Justice (bicep) both missed practice all
week due to injury. A.Q. Shipley will replace Satele at center while Jeff
Linkenbach will get the start at tackle in place of Justice.
While you never want to have players injured, this is
especially poor timing considering the Colts are preparing for a Texans squad that
features Defensive Player of the Year candidate J.J. Watt.
Beyond Satele and Justice, Indianapolis will also be without
running back Delone Carter (ankle), linebacker Kavell Conner (hamstring) and
safety Tom Zbikowski (knee).
Avery and Fleener were both full participants in practice
Friday and are expected to suit up against Houston. Quarterback Andrew Luck
(knee) and offensive lineman Joe Reitz (head) are also listed as probable to
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