Oct 20, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is hurried by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Ricky Jean Francois (99) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (93) as Broncos guard Zane Beadles (68) and tackle Chris Clark (75) pass protect at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts defeated the Broncos 39-33. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colts at Broncos Injury Report

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As the Indianapolis Colts get set to head to Denver to face the Broncos, we have our first official injury report of the season. Both teams have key players out for Week One.

For the Colts, they’ll be without Robert Mathis who started his four game suspension this week. Mathis is far and away the team’s best defender and was the primary reason the Colts were able to defeat the Broncos last season.

Yesterday, news broke that Broncos receiver Wes Welker would also be suspended for four games. It was a shock to hear that his suspension was due to amphetamines. It is a blow to the team’s offense, but if anyone can overcome the loss its Peyton Manning.

Broncos kicker Matt Prater was suspended over a week ago for four games for alcohol related issues.

Colts Injury Report:

Safety Sergio Brown – shoulder, limited participant

Center Jonotthan Harrison – hand, full participant

Center Khaled Holmes – ankle, limited participant

Guard/Tackle Joe Reitz – ankle, did not practice

Reggie Wayne – rest, did not practice

There is no reason to be concerned with Wayne getting the day off. Apparently the coaches had to actually force him to not dress today.

The interior of the offensive line has been a question lately but it looks like they are getting healthy at the right time. The bigger concern now is over depth at tackle. Xavier Nixon in on the IR/designated to return list and Reitz likely won’t be able to play by Sunday.

Broncos Injury Report:

WR Isaiah Burse – heat, limited participant

Guard Ben Garland – ankle, did not participate

CB Chris Harris Jr. – knee, full participant

DT Terrance Knighton – knee

WR Emmanuel Sanders – thigh, full participant

LB Danny Trevathan – lower leg, did not participate

G Louis Vasquez – back, limited participant

CB Kayvon Webster – ankle, full participant

The Colts face the Broncos Sunday night.

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