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Colts lose LB Pat Angerer for six weeks, among others

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The Colts were awash in good news yesterday after a triumphant effort from quarterback Andrew Luck.

The news wasn’t as good today, when injury updates came in.

According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, linebacker Pat Angerer will miss at least six weeks with a fracture in his foot which will require surgery.

The loss of Angerer is a tough blow for the Colts run defense, which is in flux anyway as they convert to a 3-4 and try to turn rush ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis into outside linebackers. But Angerer was their leading tackler last year, and instrumental to the change.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano was confident he’d be able to return for at least part of the season.

“He has the respect of all those guys in the huddle,” Pagano said. “When you lose your signal caller, your middle backer for an extended period of time, it means a lot.

“The guy’s productive, he’s a playmaker, he’s a warrior. He’s a Colt. He’s got all the Colt traits you’re looking for. Now it will be up to somebody else to step in and fill that void until we get him back.”

Also, starting right guard Mike McGlynn suffered a high ankle sprain and backup linebacker Scott Lutrus was lost for the year with a torn ACL.

So it’s a good thing Luck’s putting up big numbers. They may need them.

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10 Responses to “Colts lose LB Pat Angerer for six weeks, among others”
  1. madesian says: Aug 13, 2012 4:02 PM

    Went to high school with this guy. He’s the last guy ou want to see if you’re the ball carrier. He’s got a mean streak on the field but he’s a great guy off and he will be working his tail off to get back on the field. Best of luck to you Pat.

    Skol Vikings.

  2. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Aug 13, 2012 4:20 PM

    Rob Morris 2.0 isn’t a huge loss for us.

    Angerer looked horrible yesterday, running around blockers and generally having no affect on the game as usual.

    Jerry Hughes.. here’s your chance!

  3. adx321 says: Aug 13, 2012 5:39 PM

    He was hurt the first 5 minutes of the game you idiot

  4. adx321 says: Aug 13, 2012 5:39 PM

    And hughes isn’t half the player Pat is

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 13, 2012 5:46 PM

    His replacement freeman had a good game, we have Conners and have Fokou and Greg Lliyd jr that can step in aling with freeman, injuries are part of, gotta adapt! !

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 13, 2012 5:48 PM

    Highes is a OLB not a MLB so he wouldnt be the one stepping up in his lost

  7. waraggie says: Aug 13, 2012 5:49 PM

    Hughes plays OLB and Angerer is an ILB….as a Colts fan, I say keep Jerry outside in his natural position. He’s had a hard enough time adapting to DE the last couple of years.

  8. insanelomein2 says: Aug 13, 2012 6:10 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:

    His replacement freeman had a good game, we have Conners and have Fokou and Greg Lliyd jr that can step in aling with freeman, injuries are part of, gotta adapt! !
    Moises Fokou couldnt tackle a snowman. He was awful every single year on the Eagles yet he always had a starting job.

    The only similarities that Greg Lloyd Jr has with Greg Lloyd Sr. is his name.

    These were 2 players I wasnt sad to see leave Philly this season.

  9. indyspeedo says: Aug 13, 2012 6:50 PM

    Maybe Brackett is still available and would swallow his pride and not ask for so much money.

  10. maynardstool says: Aug 13, 2012 7:49 PM

    It’s only six weeks. Nearly half of that time will be meaningless preseason games anyways right?

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