The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t the only team that’s having to deal with an injured starting quarterback as the Indianapolis Colts will now be without the services of Andrew Luck for an unknown amount of time.
According to several Tuesday afternoon reports, Luck has a partial tear of an abdominal muscle and a laceration in one of his kidneys. The team expects him to be sidelined 2-6 weeks and he reportedly suffered the injuries in the Colts Sunday win over the previously undefeated Denver Broncos.
Curiously enough, the Steelers will play the Colts in Week 13 at Heinz Field, so we’ll have to wait and see if Luck is able to make it back in time for that game. In the meantime, veteran Matt Hasselbeck will start at quarterback for the Colts as long as Luck is sidelined. Hasselbeck has already started two games in place of Luck this season and the Colts won both of those games. He’s done well replacing Luck, completing over 63% of his passes and throwing three touchdowns to no interceptions.
In last season’s matchup against the Steelers, Luck completed 26/45 passes for 400 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Steelers would win that game 51-34.
The Colts currently lead the AFC South with a 4-5 record. They are off this week and are scheduled to play the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.