Indianapolis Colts Wednesday Injury Report: Updates on Hayden, Session, Others

Lucas WeickCorrespondent IDecember 29, 2010

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 26:  Cornerback Kelvin Hayden #26 the Indianapolis Colts waits for a play to start against the Denver Broncos during NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on September 26, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Colts won 27-13. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Wednesday injury reports don't always have the biggest meaning in the overall gameday picture, but they do give us an update on how some of the players are progressing, so here's the Colts Wednesday injury report.

Full Participation: Mike Hart and Clint Session.

Limited Participation: Eric Foster.

Did Not Practice: Al Afalava, Dwight Freeney, Kelvin Hayden, Charlie Johnson and Dan Muir.

First and foremost, this is probably one of the smallest injury reports for the Colts that I have seen all season, so that is certainly a welcomed sight.

As for the players in the report, lets start with the good news.

Clint Session practiced in a limited role all of last week and even went as far as to say that he expected to play on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Well, he did not play last week, but seeing him fully participating is good news for Colts fans, and I fully expect him to play this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, as the surging Colts defense looks to shut down another premiere running back for the third straight week.

Mike Hart might be back at full strength, but even if he is, I don't believe he will much of an impact in a suddenly crowded Colts backfied, with Joseph Addai, Dominic Rhodes and Donald Brown all being above Hart in the pecking order right now.

Now to the bad news and that is, starting CB Kelvin Hayden is still not practicing. He has not practiced in  three weeks and has missed the Colts last four games with a neck injury.

The Colts need to get him healthy, and this could simply be another week of rest for him, to ensure that he is ready to go in the playoffs, provided the Colts make the playoffs. But if this injury is still seriously hampering his playing ability, then the Colts could be very weak if they run into a pass-heavy offense.

Two others that I would like to point are Dan Muir and Eric Foster, who are both quietly having good seasons, but both are hurt now and could leave a gaping hole in the middle of the Colts defensive line, which would put a lot of pressure on second year player Fili Moala to fill the gap between the bookends Freeney and Mathis.

Speaking of Dwight Freeney, no worries, he is just getting his customary day off.

The Colts take on the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday, with a chance to win the AFC South. Kickoff is at 4:05 PM.

Keep up with all the Colts news at my blog, #18 and the Colts.