Toler, Havili ruled out against Arizona

November, 22, 2013
11/22/13
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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts will be without starting cornerback Greg Toler and fullback Stanley Havili for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Toler
Sunday will be the fourth straight game that Toler has missed with a groin injury. His goal was to play against his former team, but Toler tweaked his groin during a workout on Monday.

“Absolutely, we’ll get him back at some point,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano.

Havili came out of the Nov. 14 game at Tennessee with concussion-like symptoms and didn’t practice all week. He has to pass the NFL's concussion protocol before he can be cleared to play. Havili is the only fullback the Colts have on the roster. They'll likely use one of their tight ends when one is need during the game.

The Colts could use Toler in the secondary against the Cardinals. The unit has given up big receiving games to Houston’s Andre Johnson (229 yards) and St. Louis’ Tavon Austin (138 yards) in two of the last three games. Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer threw for 419 yards against Jacksonville last weekend. Cassius Vaughn will continue to start opposite of Vontae Davis at cornerback in place of Toler.

“Any starter that you lose will be missed,” safety LaRon Landry said. “That’s the reason why they’re starters. We have great depth and the chemistry back there from the first team on down. We’re comfortable with anybody we put out there.”

Here’s a rundown of the rest of the Colts’ injury situation:

-- Linebacker Kavell Conner is out after injuring his ankle during the special teams portion of practice Thursday.

-- Landry was limited in practice Friday and is questionable with a toe injury.

-- Running back Trent Richardson is also questionable with a calf issue. Pagano said he believes Richardson play against the Cardinals.

-- Cornerback Josh Gordy is questionable with a groin problem.

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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