I’m no doctor, but the words “lacerated kidney” tell me a patient’s prognosis is not good.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck suffered a lacerated kidney in his most recent game and was given a return-to-the-field timetable of 2-to-6 weeks. Again, not a doctor, but I don’t see how Luck can return in any less than a month, if at all. I don’t know how bad Luck’s kidney is, but lacerated is lacerated. Chargers receiver Keenan Allen lacerated (promise, last use of the word “lacerated”) his kidney in Week 8 and will miss the rest of the season.
More light will be shed on Luck in the near future, but for now the Colts will turn to Matt Hasselbeck as their field general. When thrust into action earlier in the season for two games, the 40-year-old threw for 495 yards and 3 touchdowns without an interception. Indianapolis has the weapons and the schedule really sets up favorably for the Colts. Left to go: at Atlanta, vs. Tampa Bay, at Pittsburgh, at Jacksonville, vs. Houston, at Miami and vs. Tennessee. Those teams have allowed a combined 107 touchdown passes while intercepting just 48.
Hasselbeck might be past his prime just a tad, but he’s no slouch. If he’s available on your league’s waiver wire, you absolutely add him.
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Bye weeks: Chargers, Colts, Falcons and 49ers
Here are my top 25 quarterback rankings for Week 10:
1. Tom Brady, Patriots, at Giants
2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers, vs. Lions
3. Andy Dalton, Bengals, vs. Texans
4. Drew Brees, Saints, at Redskins
5. Cam Newton, Panthers, at Titans
6. Peyton Manning, Broncos, vs. Chiefs
7. Eli Manning, Giants, vs. Patriots
8. Blake Bortles, Jaguars, at Ravens
9. Derek Carr, Raiders, vs. Vikings
10. Carson Palmer, Cardinals, at Seahawks
11. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins, at Eagles
12. Russell Wilson, Seahawks, vs. Cardinals
13. Matthew Stafford, Lions, at Packers
14. Marcus Mariota, Titans, vs. Panthers
15. Joe Flacco, Ravens, vs. Jaguars
16. Brian Hoyer, Texans, at Bengals
17. Kirk Cousins, Redskins, vs. Saints
18. Tyrod Taylor, Bills, at Jets
19. Sam Bradford, Eagles, vs. Dolphins
20. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets, vs. Bills
21. Josh McCown, Browns, at Steelers (questionable)
22. Landry Jones, Steelers, vs. Browns
23. Jay Cutler, Bears, at Rams
24. Matt Cassel, Cowboys, at Buccaneers
25. Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings, at Raiders (questionable)