The Indianapolis Colts will be without a pair of offensive lineman, Samson Satele and Winston Justice, this weekend, while they are expected to have wide receiver Donnie Avery and tight end Coby Fleener when they take on the Houston Texans.
Zbikowski, Satele, Conner and Justice will not make the trip. AQ Shipley and Jeff Linkenbach will start on the line.
— Phil Richards (@PhilRichards6) December 14, 2012
Satele (ankle) and Justice (bicep) both missed practice all week due to injury. A.Q. Shipley will replace Satele at center while Jeff Linkenbach will get the start at tackle in place of Justice.
While you never want to have players injured, this is especially poor timing considering the Colts are preparing for a Texans squad that features Defensive Player of the Year candidate J.J. Watt.
Beyond Satele and Justice, Indianapolis will also be without running back Delone Carter (ankle), linebacker Kavell Conner (hamstring) and safety Tom Zbikowski (knee).
Avery and Fleener were both full participants in practice Friday and are expected to suit up against Houston. Quarterback Andrew Luck (knee) and offensive lineman Joe Reitz (head) are also listed as probable to play.