Luck lacerated kidney in Sunday’s game

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck lacerated a kidney and partially tore an abdominal muscle in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, the Colts announced Tuesday.

“The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble when Andrew was doing everything he could to get us the win,” Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said in a statement. “Andrew was sore after the game and was feeling a little worse Monday afternoon so we sent him to get tests.”

The injuries are not expected to require surgery. The team says Luck is expected to be fully recovered in two to six weeks.

“It’s way too early to guess how long Andrew will be out,” said Pagano. “We’re going to keep listening to the doctors and evaluating his progress on a week by week basis. We’ve got all the confidence in the world in Matt Hasselbeck and we’re not going to put Andrew back out there until he’s healed and ready to go.”

It has been a very tough year for Luck.

He missed two games this season because of a shoulder injury.

He reportedly played with fractured ribs earlier this season

24 Hour News 8 Sports Director Anthony Calhoun went one on one with WISH-TV Colts Insider Mike Wells.

Wells said the team will be in good hands with backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.

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