Colts expect Hasselbeck to start vs. Jags with fractured rib
INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts coach Chuck Pagano says he expects quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to play this weekend against Jacksonville with a fractured rib and a sore neck.
The 40-year-old quarterback left Sunday night's 45-10 loss at Pittsburgh complaining of neck and shoulder pain. He had X-rays after the game and was checked again Monday, when Pagano described the bone fracture as "mild."
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Hasselbeck replaced Andrew Luck as the starter three weeks ago. Luck has been throwing at practice as he recovers from a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle, but he's not quite ready to return yet.
If Hasselbeck can't play, Indy (6-6) would go with backup Charlie Whitehurst against the Jaguars.