Stacy Dales of the NFL Network reports that Matt Hasselbeck is still fighting a bacterial infection for which he was hospitalized earlier in the week.
That’s a problem. With Andrew Luck out again due to a shoulder injury, Hasselbeck is again starting at quarterback for the Colts against the Texans on Thursday Night Football.
Dales tweeted that Hasselbeck is on antibiotics and hoping he can play four quarters. He doesn’t have much choice; the only other quarterback on the roster is Josh Johnson, who was signed last week because of Luck’s injury, released earlier this week then brought back as the Colts discovered Luck would probably miss his second game.
Luck is among the seven players the Colts made inactive for the game.
The Texans have a quarterback issue of their own with Ryan Mallett having been benched last week with the team down 42-0. Mallett is starting again, but Brian Hoyer will stay ready in a game the Texans need to win Thursday night. It’s a game that’s suddenly really interesting with Luck out again and Hasselbeck ailing.