The Indianapolis Colts claimed a big divisional win in week 11, but ahead of their big Thanksgiving game on Thursday, they have been dealt a costly injury blow.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck looks set to miss their week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after he was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol.
Colts looking away from Luck
The team confirmed on Monday that Luck had entered the protocol which has kept many high profile players out of action this season.
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Luck seems to have taken the hit that could see him miss week 12 in the fourth quarter of Indianapolis' win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
The Colts claimed a big 24-17 divisional win over the Titans following a very fast start to the game which saw them go 21-0 up.
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Colts head coach Chuck Pagano discussed Luck's chances of playing ahead of Thursday's game but claimed:
"That's up to our docs and trainers to monitor that." - Pagano on Luck
Multiple news sources were claiming on Monday that the Colts are now going to prepare to face the Steelers without the former number one pick.
Back-up quarterback Scott Tolzien is now preparing to start against Pittsburgh as Indianapolis attempt to establish a winning record.
The Steelers however - who will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium on Thanksgiving, snapped a four game losing streak on Sunday with their win over the Cleveland Browns.