Since he was selected in the first-round of the 2013 draft, Colts defensive end Bjoern Werner has been banged up and bruised with various injuries. For Werner, playing through these ailments has frustrated him through the first two years of his career. He's totaled 68 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks through 28 regular-season games int wo seasons. "I don't want to sound cocky, but personally, I feel like when I'm out there and healthy, I can be a baller," Werner said, via the Indianapolis Star. "I can do it all. You always have to get that mojo going of course. But I'm telling you, I'm confident I can be an NFL player and a starter in this league."
Colts linebacker Bjoern Werner will miss Sunday's AFC Championship Game, as he has been listed as inactive for the game. Werner dealt with a shoulder injury during the last few weeks of the regular season, but was able to play through it. He totaled 50 tackles on the season including four sacks in 15 games. The Colts are currently 7-point underdogs against New England.
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.
The Colts listed the following players as probable for Sunday's game against the Bengals: Dwayne Allen (knee), Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), Joe Reitz (ankle), Erik Walden (knee), Reggie Wayne (groin) and Bjoern Werner (shoulder). Running back Trent Richardson (illness) is the only play listed as questionable. While A.Q. Shipley (ankle) is listed as doubtful and Hugh Thornton (shoulder) has been ruled out. The Colts are 3 1/2-point favorites.
The Colts ruled these players inactive for the regular-season finale at Tennessee: tight end Dwayne Allen (knee), cornerback Sheldon Price, linebacker Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), guard Joe Reitz (ankle), offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus (groin), linebacker Bjoern Werner (shoulder) and nose tackle Zach Kerr.