Addai may miss several weeks with banged up shoulder


The Colts injury woes just keep coming, as not only has the team lost TE Dallas Clark, but now it looks like running back Joseph Addai is going to miss several weeks with a shoulder injury.

NFL.com’s Jason LaCanfora reports that Addai was hurt early in the fourth quarter of the Colts’ 27-24 victory Sunday at Washington, taking a hard hit from Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and fumbling on the play.

Addai said Wednesday that he has a nerve injury in his left shoulder and isn’t sure if he’ll be ready to play against his hometown Houston Texans on November 1st in a rematch from the season opener which was won by the Texans in Houston.

The Colts will continue to gather information, and Addai will seek a second opinion on the injured shoulder while he rests. The team is in its bye week.

Addai has 406 yards and three scores on 93 carries this season. Addai gained more than 1,000 yards in his first two NFL seasons, then dipped to 544 in 2008, when hamstring and shoulder injuries limited him to 12 games. He rushed for 828 yards in 15 games last season.

Donald Brown has missed the last three weeks with an injury, and now with Addai out, the team may have to turn to former Michigan back Mike Hart, who scored the final TD of the teams win over the Chiefs two weeks back.


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