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I know Richardson has a questionable status due to a rib injury he incurred in the Cincinnati game; according to a report from Marc Sessler on NFL.com Friday night, Richardson "expects to play through a rib cartilage injury."
An already porous Indy run defense will be missing defensive end Cory Redding, outside linebacker Robert Mathis and nose tackles Fili Moala and Martin Tevaseu. The Colts will have to rely on Drake Nevis, Antonio Johnson and Ricardo Mathews on the front line on Sunday.
This hit to the run defense should open up even more holes for Trent Richardson. Without Redding, the defense had no answer to the Jets’ rushing attack as they allowed Shonn Greene to have a career day, gaining nearly 200 yards and scoring three touchdowns.
Richardson has yet to truly break out this season, but look for him to find plenty of running room on a defense that allows an average of 157 rushing yards per game.