The Injury Bug!
Both the Jaguars and Colts have suffered injuries to key players, today it happened again.
All-Pro Bob Sanders is one of the best players in the NFL, and he is out.
He has what is being called a "high ankle sprain.” This will most likely rule him out for the next 4 to 6 weeks, but he is definitely out this week. With a hungry Jaguar team, this was not good news for the Colts.
Edit: Reports are that Tony Ugoh is out (slavia)
The Jaguars lost their starting center and both starting guards before week one ended. The offensive has done nothing the past 2 weeks, and things didn’t look good, until today. The Jaguars re-signed 13 year veteran tackle, Chris Naeole. Naeole (Na-O-Lee) suffered a torn quad muscle in the middle of last year. He had surgery and has rehabilitated for the past year. All indications are that he feels good and is in good shape. Since he has spent the past 5 years with the Jaguars, learning the playbook won’t be a problem.
If Naeole is healthy (all indications are that he is) the Jaguars offensive line will improve dramatically.
The Jaguars are treating this game as a “must win” with the addition of a veteran guard, and with the loss of Bob Sanders for the Colts, this game just got a little easier for the Jaguars.
This will be the first AFC South game played at Lucas Oil Stadium.