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Colts QB Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with kidney, muscle injuries
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Colts QB Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with kidney, muscle injuries
Tuesday November 10th, 2015

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will miss two to six weeks with a lacerated kidney and partial tear to an abdominal muscle, the team announced Tuesday.

Luck sustained the injuries during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s victory over Denver. The Colts said Luck should not need surgery to make a full recovery.

“The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble when Andrew was doing everything he could to get us the win,” said head coach Chuck Pagano in a statement, “Andrew was sore after the game and was feeling a little worse Monday afternoon so we sent him to get tests.”

The 26-year-old Luck has struggled this season, with 1,881 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in seven games. He’s completed 55.3 percent of his passes and missed two weeks on October with a shoulder injury. His backup is veteran Matt Hasselbeck.

“It’s way too early to guess how long Andrew will be out,” said Pagano. “We’re going to keep listening to the doctors and evaluating his progress on a week by week basis. We’ve got all the confidence in the world in Matt Hasselbeck and we’re not going to put Andrew back out there until he’s healed and ready to go.”

The Colts are 4–5 and in first place in the AFC South, and have a bye this week before traveling to Atlanta Nov. 22. - Jeremy Woo

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