As Jim Caldwell sees it, Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown means well.
But the Colts' first-year coach said on Wednesday just because the rookie running back wants to practice and prepare to play against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday doesn't mean he necessarily will do so.
Brown, the Colts' first-round selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, was one of two players to sustain significant injuries this past Sunday against St. Louis. He sustained a shoulder injury that has his status uncertain for Sunday, while wide receiver Reggie Wayne sustained a groin injury that Caldwell said will keep the three-time Pro Bowl receiver out of practice Wednesday.
Brown said on Wednesday he plans to practice and prepare this week as if he is going to play, but Caldwell called that "wishful thinking."