Hasselbeck completed 23-of-32 passes for 213 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Falcons. Hasselbeck's numbers weren't overly impressive, but he did enough to lead the Colts to victory, hooking up with running back Ahmad Bradshaw for two scores. The veteran quarterback will look to exploit a porous Tampa Bay secondary next week, as he should once again draw the start with Andrew Luck (kidney) still recovering.
Hasselbeck will take over as the Colts' starting quarterback for the time being with Andrew Luck sidelined 2-to-6 weeks with kidney/abdominal injuries. Hasselbeck started two games in place of a banged up Luck earlier this season, and he will get another chance to work as the Colts' starter with Luck injured again. The Colts are on bye in Week 10, which will give Hasselbeck additional time to prepare for his next start. Both he and the rest of his Colts teammates will return to action in Week 11 against a Falcons defense that ranks 19th in the league against the pass.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and a partial abdominal tear in Sunday's victory over the Broncos and is expected to be out 2-6 weeks, the team announced Tuesday. Luck felt some soreness following Sunday's game and tests taken Monday revealed the extent of his injuries. The Colts are hopeful he will not require surgery, but he is facing a multi-week absence either way. Matt Hasselbeck will once again take over as the Colts' starting quarterback until Luck is ready to return. The Colts are on a bye in Week 10.
Hasselbeck (illness) was a full participant in Monday's practice. Hasselbeck battled through a bacterial infection to lead the Colts to a Week 5 victory in the absence of starting quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder). Although Hasselbeck's illness has since passed, Luck was also a full participant in Monday's practice, likely indicating he's ready to return to the lineup and thus relegate Hasselbeck to his usual backup position for this Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (illness), who will start Thursday's game in Houston, said his energy levels are low and he hopes he can make it through all four quarters, NFL Network's Stacey Dales reports. Hasselbeck has been dealing with a bacterial infection since the weekend, and he doesn't seem to have recovered. With Andrew Luck (shoulder) inactive, the Colts will turn to Josh Johnson if Hasselbeck can't make it through the game.
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