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Colts Expecting Center Ryan Kelly to Play on Saturday

Ryan Kelly could be about to return to the field for the Colts. The Indianapolis Colts hope their starting offensive line is back together for Saturday’s AFC wildcard game versus the Houston Texans.

The anchor of the line, center Ryan Kelly, participated in full practice on Wednesday. Kelly, who is an alternate for the Pro Bowl, said his intention is to play on Saturday. He missed last weekend’s finale against the Tennessee Titans due to a neck injury.

Kelly hurt his neck during Week 16 against the Jets. The injury put pressure on nerves and impacted the amount of arm strength Kelly had.

Ryan Kelly said following Tuesday’s walkthrough that his arm strength had returned. Additionally, he was doing things to help his neck remain in the same spot.


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Indianapolis has one more full practice on Thursday followed by a Friday walkthrough prior to leaving later that day for Houston. If no setbacks are suffered by Kelly, the entire starting offensive line will be back on the field for the first time since November 18.

The Colts and Saints tied for the fewest number of sacks allowed in the league with only 18 during 16 regular season games.


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Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton missed practice again on Wednesday while trying to recover from an ankle injury. The injury was originally suffered by Hilton during the Colts December 9 game against Houston in the second quarter.

On Tuesday, Hilton told reporters he would play against Houston. In seven games with the Colts, Hilton has 932 yards receiving with seven touchdowns.

Since leading up to the December 9 game, Hilton has practiced just twice and both were limited, due to injuries to his ankle and shoulder.

Hilton said that he has to rest the ankle and get it back to good health as much as he can for the game on Saturday.

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