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Injuries are starting to add up for the Colts

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Healthy bodies for practice are getting fewer and fewer for the Indianapolis Colts.

Cornerbacks Vontae Davis (groin) and Darius Butler (groin), receiver Duron Carter (groin), offensive tackle Denzelle Good (shoulder), running backs Josh Robinson (hamstring) and Vick Ballard (hamstring), linebacker Junior Sylvestre (hamstring), tight end Justin Sinz (hamstring) and linebacker Nate Irving (knee) all sat out of practice Sunday.

That's nine players dealing with injuries if you're counting at home.

Then receiver Andre Johnson, linebackers D'Qwell Jackson, Bjoern Werner, and Henoc Muamba, and defensive lineman Jeris Pendleton were given rest days.

Wait, the list isn't complete yet.

Defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles and center Jonotthan Harrison were kicked out of practice Sunday.

Finally, linebacker Robert Mathis and offensive lineman Donald Thomas are both on the physically unable to perform list.

That's 18 Colts players who missed all or part of Sunday's practice. That's not an easy situation for Indianapolis.

"Very hard, very difficult," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "You go through and you have to adapt. You have to make adjustments as far as your practice plan goes. You're not going to be able to get the same amount of snaps that you want to get. So you modify.

"You have to be smart about it. We can try to do the same thing with (less than) 90 healthy bodies and it's just not going to work. Somebody is going to pay the price. You're just asking for somebody else to go down because they're taking somebody else's reps."