Indianapolis Colts confirmed on Monday that their starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett is dealing with an MCL sprain. According to Colts’ head coach Frank Reich, the injury might keep Brissett from Sunday’s game against Miami Dolphins although he will make the final decision later in the week.
Brissett was injured in the second quarter of the Week 9 game against Pittsburgh Steelers when guard Quenton Nelson fell on him after a push from Steelers defense. The 26-year-old signal-caller left the game limping and didn’t return. Colts ended up losing the game 26-24.
“We’re going to have to wait until Wednesday and see how it feels,” – said Reich about Brissett’s status. “It’s one thing to come in [Monday] after the injury. I think in his mind he felt a little bit better than he expected to feel. That’s still a far cry from being able to play the game. He’s optimistic, but you have to wait until Wednesday, 48 hours to see how it responds to see if you can even start thinking about practicing and wrapping your mind around playing Sunday.”
Jacoby Brissett stepped in as Indianapolis Colts’ starter following Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement and has played surprisingly well so far. He led the Colts to 5-2 record while throwing for 1,649 yards and 14 touchdowns.
If Brissett isn’t ready to play on Sunday, veteran Brian Hoyer will assume the starting position under center. Hoyer finished the game against Pittsburgh completing 17 of 26 passes he attempted and throwing for 168 yards and three TD. He did, however, make a game-deciding mistake towards the end, throwing an interception that resulted in Steelers’ touchdown.