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John Simon To Miss Third Straight Game; Kamar Aiken Also Out

Posted Nov 10, 2017

Intro: Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano on Friday said outside linebacker John Simon will miss his third straight game Sunday vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers with a stinger. What all did we learn on the day? Let’s check today’s Daily Notebook, brought to you by ATI Physical Therapy.

INDIANAPOLIS — A stinger will prevent Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker John Simon from game action for a third straight week.

Head coach Chuck Pagano on Friday confirmed Simon is the only player ruled out for Sunday’s Week 10 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Wide receiver Kamar Aiken, who suffered a hamstring injury, is also ruled out of Sunday's game.

Simon suffered the injury in the Colts’ Week 7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and hasn’t seen the field since. At the time of his injury, he was putting together a solid first season in Indianapolis: 38 tackles (six for a loss) with three sacks, one interception returned for a touchdown, 12 quarterback hits and one pass defensed.

Expected to start in Simon’s place for a third straight week is fifth-year LSU product Barkevious Mingo.

Mingo, a former first-round (sixth overall) pick of the Cleveland Browns, is also in his first season with the Colts. He’s collected 20 tackles (one for a loss) with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery each, as well as five quarterback hits on the year. He’s also contributed three tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams.

In other Steelers game-related news:

— Pagano said the availability of rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson for Sunday’s game could be a gametime decision. Wilson started his first-career game Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, but suffered a knee injury in that game and has been inactive since. Wilson was limited in practice this week on Wednesday and Thursday.

— Guard/tackle Denzelle Good will likely be available on Sunday for the first time since the team’s season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll start. Good, who started Week 1 at right tackle, suffered a wrist injury in that game and had to undergo surgery and be placed on Injured Reserve. The team used one of its two IR return designations on Good, who has been practicing the past three weeks, but, “we’ll decide on how we’re going to move forward with him” as far as whether he’ll primarily be a guard or a tackle from this point on, Pagano said.

— The Colts' top receiver, T.Y. Hilton, was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday with a groin injury and is officially questionable for Sunday's game.

INJURY REPORT
Here's Friday's full injury report, followed by their game status:

• DNP: Outside linebacker John Simon (neck; out); wide receiver Kamar Aiken (hamstring; out).

• Limited: Cornerback Quincy Wilson (knee; questionable); wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (groin; questionable).

• Full: Running back Matt Jones (ankle); running back Frank Gore (rest).


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