The Indianapolis Colts will also be without reserve offensive tackle Xavier Nixon on Sunday.
According to Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star and Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Nixon missed the Colts’ team flight and has been ruled out for the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
Nixon is the second Colts player not to make the trip to Foxborough, after running back Trent Richardson did not do so due to personal reasons and was not present at Saturday’s walkthrough.
The 24-year-old Nixon played in four games for the Colts during the regular season, starting one. He was inactive for the first two postseason games against the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos.
The 6-foot-6, 330-pound Florida product is the lone reserve bookend on Indianapolis’ 53-man roster, behind starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo, current left guard Jack Mewhort and right tackle Joe Reitz.