As the Indianapolis Colts prepare to rematch the Tennessee Titans this Sunday, they’ll be without arguably the most important piece of their top-ranked defense. The team announced Wednesday that it has placed All-Pro defensive lineman DeForest Buckner on the COVID-19 reserve list, jeopardizing his availability for Week 12’s AFC South showdown.

Buckner, who took a season-high 92 percent of Indy’s defensive snaps in Week 11, has been an integral part of a unit that’s surrendered fewer yards than all but the Los Angeles Rams in 2020. His move to the COVID list indicates he’s either tested positive for the virus or come into contact with an infection, however, meaning he may be forced to sit out Sunday’s game against Tennessee.

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