INDIANAPOLIS — The good news: two cornerbacks and a defensive lineman were able to return to the practice field for the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.
The bad news: 16 other players were not present at the early portion of practice available to be seen by the media — some of whom are additions to an already-lengthy list of those injured or otherwise unavailable for the Colts.
Those who were able to return: cornerbacks Kenny Moore II and Quincy Wilson, both of whom have been out with concussions, as well as defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway, who has missed the last three games with a calf injury.
Among those not out for the early portion of Monday's quick practice: defensive tackle Denico Autry, tight end Jack Doyle, tight end Eric Ebron, safety Matthias Farley, safety Clayton Geathers, tackle/guard Denzelle Good, cornerback Nate Hairston, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, safety Malik Hooker, defensive tackle Margus Hunt, center Ryan Kelly, linebacker Darius Leonard, safety Corey Moore, guard/center Matt Slauson, defensive tackle Grover Stewart, linebacker Anthony Walker.
While most of those players have appeared on previous injury reports — or they were injured during Thursday night's game against the New England Patriots — a few of those players are new to the list, including Hunt, Corey Moore and Slauson.
Those out on Monday left just rookie George Odum as the lone player at the safety position, while the team was without starters at wide receiver, both tight end spots, center, right guard, right tackle, cornerback, both defensive tackle spots, both linebacker spots and at cornerback.
Perhaps the silver lining for the Colts is that the team won't really begin digging into preparations for this Sunday's Week 6 matchup against the New York Jets until Wednesday; early-week practices are generally utilized to correct mistakes from the previous week's game, and maybe just begin the process of installing plays and schemes for the next opponent.
Colts head coach Frank Reich said after Monday's session that he had no updates on player injuries, but that the team will begin issuing its injury reports for this week after Wednesday's practice.
Those injuries or other statuses we do know, or have been previous reported: Autry (hamstring), Doyle (hip), Farley (hamstring), Geathers (neck/concussion), Good (personal), Hairston (ankle), Hilton (chest/hamstring), Leonard (ankle) and Walker (concussion).
Hunt, meanwhile, suffered a knee injury during Thursday's game against the Patriots, but returned.
Reich also said Monday that Leonard and Hairston, both of whom tested their ankles before the Patriots game but were ultimately held out, were both "fairly close" to gaining clearance to playing, which could be considered good news for their availability for the rest of the week.
Moore II and Wilson, meanwhile, remain in the league's concussion protocol, Reich said.