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A Number Of Key Starters Miss Colts Practice

As the Eagles continue to get healthy coming off the bye week, the same cannot be said for the Indianapolis Colts. On Wednesday, a plethora of Colts starters were kept out of practice with a variety of different injuries.

"You saw a lot of new faces on (Monday), and you could see some even newer faces Sunday," quarterback Peyton Manning said to the Colts' official website. "We kind of found out as the week goes on who's going to be available to play, and who's going to be able to practice. In some ways, you have to kind of be flexible and kind of focus in on doing your job."

Colts running back Joseph Addai was one of those Colts who did not suit up at practice today. He's been out since Week 6 with a neck injury, and his status is questionable for this Sunday's game in South Philadelphia. Addai's replacement, Mike Hart, was on the sidelines as well today. He sat out with an ankle injury that he suffered against the Texans this past Monday night. Hart's status for Sunday is unknown.

Both of the Colts' star defensive ends were kept out of practice as well this afternoon. Dwight Freeney did not participate, but he was held out for some extra rest. The Colts are, after all, coming off a short week. Robert Mathis, however, was held out of practice due to injury. He is nursing an injured knee, but is expected to play this weekend.

Four other Colts starters did not participate in practice. On the defensive side of the ball, cornerback Jerraud Powers was out with a foot injury and linebacker Clint Sessions was sidelined because of a bad elbow. On the offensive side, tight end Brody Eldridge was held out with a rib injury and tackle Ryan Diem was out with an injured quad.

Returning to the practice field today for the Colts was receiver Austin Collie. Collie has been out since Week 6 with a hand injury, and is a welcome sight for a Colts offense that is struggling with injuries.

Click here for the complete Colts-Eagles injury report.

-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 5:40 p.m., November 3

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