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September 15, 2013

Colts Notes: Injuries piling up for Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Oh those injuries.

The list keeps getting longer for the Indianapolis Colts.

It was bad enough that tight end Dwayne Allen (foot), inside linebacker Kavell Conner (ankle) and wide receiver/kick returner David Reed were forced to miss Sunday's Miami game.

Then there was the season-ending anterior cruciate ligament tear that running back Vick Ballard suffered in his right knee during a non-contact practice session late last week. He's been placed on injured reserve.

Offensive guard Donald Thomas was added to the injury list Sunday after incurring a torn quad tendon muscle in the first quarter Sunday.

"Requires season-ending surgery, I'm sure," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said after the game. "You hate to lose anybody. We feel awful about Donald, but that's how this game is."

Thomas, who was signed as a veteran free agent from New England during the off-season, was replaced in the starting lineup by rookie offensive guard Hugh Thornton. He is expected to take over at the left guard spot for the remainder of the season.

"Thought Hugh came in and did an admirable job of filling in for (Thomas)," Pagano said.

He added that wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey suffered a shoulder injury against the Dolphins.

"They're going to image it (Sunday night). We'll know more (today)," the Colts coach added.

Luck not happy — Statistically, quarterback Andrew Luck had a pretty good game against the Dolphins. He completed 25 of 43 passes for 321 yards and a touchdown while also running our times for an additional 38 yards.

But he was also sacked three times, was intercepted once and was very nearly picked off on three other occasions. The interception snapped a streak of 165 consecutive passes without a turnover.

"Yeah, disappointed. I guess a little angry at myself. Credit to (Miami). They put us in all these situations. But I feel like we are a better team than we showed out there," Luck said.

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