AFC South: NFL injury report

Practice report: Toler to miss fifth game

November, 29, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts starting cornerback Greg Toler will miss his fifth straight game with a groin injury.

Coach Chuck Pagano is optimistic that Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans will be the last game Toler misses.

“It’s disappointing and frustrating, nobody more than Greg, that thing hasn’t come back as fast as he would like, but he’s real close,” Pagano said. “I’d be shocked if he wasn’t back next week. I’m not going to make any promises or guarantees, obviously.”

Cassius Vaughn will continue to start in Toler's place.

Pagano also said Chris Rainey, whom the Colts signed Nov. 20, will return kickoffs against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The Colts released David Reed earlier this week.

Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the injured players.

Kareem Jackson out with broken rib

November, 22, 2013
HOUSTON -- Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson missed last week's game against the Oakland Raiders after being deemed questionable on the injury report.

This week Texans coach Gary Kubiak just cut to the chase. Jackson is out and Brice McCain will start in his place.

Jackson shared a little more about his injury with us Friday. He has a fracture to his first rib, the one that's right behind his collarbone. It limited his range of motion in his right shoulder for a while, but he said he's recovering that.

Given how painful a lot of daily tasks are with the injury, tackling would be nearly impossible, especially since the fracture is right about at the point of impact.

Kubiak also declared two other defensive backs out for Sunday's game: cornerback Elbert Mack and safety Jawanza Starling are also out.