INDIANAPOLIS, Sporting Alert – Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will be out for two-to-six weeks the club is announced on Tuesday.
Luck led the Colts to a 27-24 upsetting victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but the quarterback will now be sidelined for almost two months with a kidney laceration and a partial tear of an abdominal muscle.
The revealed that the problem occurred during the early stages of the fourth quarter against Bronco.
“The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble when Andrew was doing everything he could to get us the win,” Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said in a team release on www.colts.com.
“Andrew was sore after the game and was feeling a little worse Monday afternoon so we sent him to get tests.”
Pagano added that Luck doesn’t require surgery.
“It’s way too early to guess how long Andrew will be out,” the coach said.
“We’re going to keep listening to the doctors and evaluating his progress on a week by week basis.”
So far this season, Luck has passed for 1881 yards and 15 touchdowns, but has also thrown 12 interceptions.
He is coming off an impressive winning performance against Denver where he completed 21 of 36 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday.
With Luck sidelined again, the Indianapolis Colts will turn to Matt Hasselbeck again to be the starting quarterback.
The 40-year-old is 2-0 as the Colts’ starting quarterback, after picking up wins over the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans this season.