It's business as usual for quarterback Andrew Luck.
As expected, the Colts quarterback returned to practice Thursday while nursing shoulder and elbow injuries. He was officially limited.
Luck has been hampered by injuries all season long but has missed just one game, a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Steelers. The Colts are behind the eight-ball after losing to the Texans on Sunday and need their best player in the lineup if there's any chance of them overtaking Houston for the AFC South division lead with three games left.
Tight end Dwayne Allen was also seen at the portion of practice open to the media. Allen has been dealing with a hip injury. He was held without a catch Sunday and was only targeted twice in the passing game.
Here are some other notable injuries we're tracking Thursday:
- Bills receiver Sammy Watkins is returning to practice. Watkins previously stated this week he wants to play out the rest of the season despite lingering foot issues, even if the Bills are mathematically eliminated from making the playoffs before the season is over. Tight end Charles Clay (knee) is also practicing.
Wideout Brandon Marshall told reporters he will be on a pitch count for the game while dealing with back, foot and knee injuries. Defensive lineman Steve McLendon will miss the game with a hamstring injury.
- The Rams placed defensive end Robert Quinn (concussion) and running back Benny Cunningham (neck) on injured reserve. Defensive backs Marqui Christian suffered a leg injury in the Rams' 24-3 loss Thursday to the Seahawks and Mike Jordan left early to be evaluated for a possible concussion. Quarterback Jared Goff left in the fourth quarter after suffering a concussion, and he remains in the concussion protocol, interim coach John Fassel said.
- Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels was added to the injury report with a shoulder injury after not previously being listed. Wideout Randall Cobb (ankle) and running back Ty Montgomery (shoulder) were limited also.
- Saints running back Mark Ingram was limited with toe and knee injuries. Fellow running back Daniel Lasco (hamstring, knee) was also limited, as well as wideout Michael Thomas (foot).