Things just don’t seem to be going the way Colts fans expected this year, especially when it comes to Andrew Luck. Last week, unconfirmed reports were brought to the NFL’s attention stating that Luck was playing with fractured ribs. Yesterday, Chuck Pagano announced that Luck has suffered a lacerated kidney, as well as a partially torn abdominal muscle. Pagano said the injury occurred during a hard hit in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s win against the Denver Broncos.
Luck is expected to be out for the next two to six weeks. Luckily, the Colts have a buy this week. 40-year-old backup quarterback, Matt Hasslebeck, will take over for Luck while he is healing. Hasslebeck has already lead the colts to two victories this season, and he is looking to improve on their 4-5 record. The team appears to be in good hands with Hasslebeck, but we wish a speedy recovery to Andrew Luck.