Vontae Davis Injury: Updates on Colts CB's Ankle and Return

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 3: Vontae Davis #21 of the Indianapolis Colts in action against the Tennessee Titans during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Titans 30-24. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis was a late addition to the team's Week 11 injury report with an ankle injury. 

Continue for updates.


Latest on Davis' Playing Status

Saturday, Nov. 19

Davis has already had to overcome a few injuries so far this season, and he's now questionable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, according to Fox 59's Mike Chappell

An ankle injury was supposed to force him to miss the first month of the year, but he was back by Week 3. He also suffered a head injury in Week 8 but was cleared from the concussion protocol before missing another game.

Davis will hope the latest injury doesn't cause him to miss any more time.

When healthy, he has proved to be one of the league's top cornerbacks. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons and is usually tasked with taking on an opponent's best receiver. This puts a lot of pressure on the rest of the defense when he is not on the field.

Patrick Robinson, who has dealt with his own injuries this season, will likely take on a bigger role in the secondary. Darius Butler and Rashaan Melvin will also have to step up with Davis unavailable. Frankie Williams could get some extra snaps as well.

While there is some experience in this group, an already struggling pass defense could be in trouble if Davis is forced to miss an extended period of time.

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