The injury bug has hit the Colts again, as now a published report in the Indy Star says that center Jeff Saturday will miss the first six weeks of the season with a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The injury is a big one for the Colts, who have come to count on Saturday, who has started 59 straight games.
The report says that if the 33-year-old Pro Bowl center decides to have surgery to repair ligament damage to his right knee, he could miss as many as 11 weeks. The injury took place in the rather ugly 20-7 loss to the Bills on Sunday night at the new Lucas Oil Field.
QB Peyton Manning, who is back with the team after missing some time after surgery, is one of Saturday’s biggest fans. “It’s pretty well documented how I feel about him and how the team feels about him and how important he is to the team and to this offense,” Manning told reporters Tuesday. “We’re certainly hoping for good news. Jeff’s one of the old-school players. He’s one of the tough guys on this team and in this league.”