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Five Colts starters, led by Quenton Nelson and Kwity Paye, ruled out of Dolphins game

INDIANAPOLIS — A Colts team that hasn’t been able to shake the injury bug all season long is facing its longest injury list of the season on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Left guard Quenton Nelson (sprained ankle), right tackle Braden Smith (strained foot), defensive end Kwity Paye (hamstring), cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) and strong safety Khari Willis (groin/ankle) have all been ruled out for the game.

Nelson, who is battling a high ankle sprain, will miss a start for the first time in his career. Drafted No. 6 in 2018, Nelson had started 51 games and played 3,434 of a possible 3,522 snaps in his career, but 2021 has been difficult physically.