For the injury-depleted Colts -- who played without six starters and five key backups Sunday night -- Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys was a tentative target date for several of those ailing players to return. The news is somewhat mixed, *The Indianapolis Star* reported Tuesday.
Safety Bob Sanders, who has missed the past 10 games after tearing his right biceps tendon in Week 1, was expected to meet with Dr. James Andrews this week. Sanders has said he hopes to be cleared to practice, but the team on Tuesday declared him out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
However, the Colts defense might see the return of linebackers Gary Brackett (toe) and Clint Session (elbow), team president Bill Polian said on his weekly radio show, via The Star.
"It's a 'could,' it's not for sure," Polian said. "The signs sort of point positively in that direction."
Running back Mike Hart (ankle sprain), who has missed three games, also could return, but starter Joseph Addai and Sanders fall into the "may be a little while away yet" category, Polian said on the radio program.
No timetable has been set for wide receiver Austin Collie's return as he deals with post-concussion symptoms after his second concussion of the season on Nov. 21.