Walden had four total tackles and two sacks in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He played despite missing some practice time last week due to a sore foot. Walden had one sack before Sunday but he's on pace for 50 tackles. Walden is getting almost all the snaps at his outside linebacker spot as Bjoern Werner has been a non-factor in Indy's defense.
Colts linebacker Erik Walden and his female companion were attacked, according to the Indy Star. The Braselton Police state that Erica Palmer, who has two children with Walden, has been accused of slashing his arm with a knife and breaking the other woman's arm with a baseball bat. Palmer's children are alleged to have been in the vehicle at the scene at the time of the incident. Palmer alledgedly parked her car outside Walden's home after she suspected that he was seeing another woman. Once the linebacker and his girlfriend arrived home, Palmer entered the house through the back door. It is said that Palmer had Walden's gun and a baseball bat. After a struggle ensued, Walden wrestled the gun away but Palmer reportedly broke his girlfriend's arm with the bat. She then fled the home, only to reappear from the woods with a knife and slashed Walden's arm as he and his girlfriend were leaving in his car to go to the hospital. The Colt has since been released from the hospital. The children have been placed in Walden's care for the time being. Palmer was arrested on numerous charges following the incident.
Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (not injury related), linebacker Erik Walden (knee) and wide receiver Reggie Wayne (not injury related) are all listed as probable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game at New England. All three practiced in full Friday. The Patriots are considered 6 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's game.
The Colts enter Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Broncos relatively healthy, with all seven players on its final injury report deemed probable. Those included inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman (abdomen), Jonotthan Harrison (concussion), inside linebacker Andrew Jackson (hamstring), inside linebacker Henoc Muamba (back), center A.Q. Shipley (knee), cornerback Greg Toler (knee) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (knee).
Colts running back Trent Richardson, who was questionable with an illness, is active for Sunday's playoff game against the Bengals. He'll continue to back up Dan Herron. All the Colts who were probable on the injury report also are active. The list includes wideout Reggie Wayne (groin), tight end Dwayne Allen (knee), linebacker Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), guard Joe Reitz (ankle), linebacker Erik Walden (knee) and linebacker Bjoern Werner (shoulder). Indy is a 3.5-point home favorite.