Xavier Rhodes, Andrew Sendejo in concussion protocol
Xavier Rhodes missed the first two games of the season with a calf injury. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

A pair of Colts defensive backs might not be cleared to play this weekend. Indianapolis announced that cornerback Xavier Rhodes and safety Andrew Sendejo are in the concussion protocol.

This is a tough break for Rhodes, who missed the first two games of the season with a calf injury. He’s been relatively productive since returning to the lineup, but he was limited to 41 snaps on Monday before exiting with the concussion. The veteran is currently in his second season with Indy. He got into all 16 games in 2020, finishing with 42 tackles, 12 passes defended and two interceptions.

Sendejo‘s absence further depletes a safety corps that’s already missing Khari Willis. After starting 14 games for the Browns in 2020, Sendejo has started two of his four games in 2021, collecting eight tackles.

If Rhodes and Sendejo are unable to go this weekend against the Texans, the team would have to turn to defensive backs BoPete Keyes, Anthony Chesley or George Odum to cover the open cornerback and safety spot.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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