Indianapolis Colts’ Pro Bowl cornerback Vonate Davis has been trying to recover from a concussion this week after leaving their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs this past Sunday.
Davis was able to pass the first part of the concussion protocol and return to practice Thursday. Albeit he did not take part in his normal load as noted by defensive coordinator Ted Monachino.
“He’s not getting the total number of snaps he would normally get,” Monachino said on Thursday. “He’s not getting snaps in all periods, but I do think Vontae showed (Thursday) that he’s prepared to run around, and he’s prepared to cover.”
Ultimately Davis has not fully passed all stages of the concussion protocol. He practiced this week with the non-contact jersey on and has made some progress, but he’ll need a final okay from an independent neurologist to play in this week’s contest.
“He obviously passed the first part of it,” head coach Chuck Pagano said about Davis needing to progress through the protocol to play.
“He will go through the trainers (Friday afternoon) and do the second to the last phase of the protocol (with pads on). If he gets through that clean, which we anticipate, he will see an independent (neurologist on Saturday) and hopefully be cleared and be ready to go.”
The Colts (3-5) travel to Green Bay this Sunday to play the Packers (4-3) with kickoff at 4:25 PM EST.