The Colts' most common question on injuries usually concerns No. 21, as in All-Pro safety Bob Sanders.

But for the first time on Wednesday an inquiry was made into the condition of the No. 11, Anthony Gonzalez, who has been out since week one with a knee injury.

"He's doing everything that they're expecting him to at this point, maybe a little bit ahead," said Colts head coach Jim Caldwell of the condition of Gonzalez.

If that's the case Gonzalez could be slated to return for the Colts' game at St. Louis on October 25th after the team's bye week, since the original prognosis called for the receiver to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

"The doctors and everyone involved feel really good about where he is," said Caldwell of Gonzalez, but he didn't give a specific time line of when he may return.

Collie Your Enthusiasm

The good thing for the Colts is that Gonzalez's return is not being relied on as a sign of hope for the receiver corps, because those filling in for him have stepped in quite nicely.

Pierre Garcon came up with two long touchdown catches that spurred the team onto wins over Miami and then Arizona in the weeks following Gonzalez's injury, and then last week was Austin Collie's time to shine.

Against Seattle, the rookie receiver caught six passes for 65 yards, including his first career touchdown on a diving reception late in the first half to give the Colts a 17-3 lead and key a 17 point victory. Yet Collie insists the quick start has not gotten to his head.

"Right when we have it all down, there's gonna be something that comes up that will kinda nip you in the butt," said Collie of the advice he's gotten from receivers coach Clyde Christians. "So I've been trying to do that day in and day out."

"It was one week and it was one game."

Collie will need to be on edge this week, as the Colts go into arguably their loudest road venue of the season in Nashville's LP Field, and after last week the receiver out of BYU will be a target of a beat up Titans secondary.

"Just a bit more," said Collie when asked if he would get more attention. "I can't get ahead of myself and I have to stay grounded and realize that it was one good game, but there is 12 more to play."

Colts MASH Unit

Dwight Freeney, who played last week despite at quad injury, we'll take it a little easier in practice but should play Sunday night against Tennessee according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

As for cornerback Kelvin Hayden (Hamstring) and offensive tackle Charlie Johnson (Knee) each are still questionable for the game against the Titans.

"He's kinda like day-to-day," said Caldwell of Johnson, who missed the game with a knee injury.

Vol In

Peyton Manning says often how the focus is squarely on the Colts and only with what goes on around the complex on W. 56th street.

We'll he had a bit of a slip this week, and by his own admission too.

"I got to see her on Sunday," said Manning of Indiana Fever player and fellow Tennessee Volunteer Tamika Catchings, who has been participating in the WNBA Finals over the past week. "I'm pulling hard for the Fever."

So much so that Manning and many of his teammates, including Dallas Clark, Raheem Brock and Reggie Wayne attended Game Four at Conseco Fieldhouse on Wednesday night.

Bear Down, Jim Caldwell

Speaking of random rooting interests, a question was posed to Caldwell during Wednesday's media session as to his favorite NFL team when he was a child.

"The Chicago Bears," responded Caldwell to the inquiry. "Everyone else in our household they were Packer fans."

That would make sense considering that Caldwell was born in raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, which on the border to Illinois, and where football loyalties are divided as much as the states themselves. With a healthy dose of blue and orange highlights for Chicago television stations and broadcasts of the radio, Caldwell found himself siding with the "Monsters of the Midway."

"I grew up loving Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers and that whole group," said Caldwell of his rooting interests for the Bears. "When the Bears played I sat on one side of the room, and the rest of the family was on the other."

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