The Indianapolis Colts recorded a huge victory on Sunday by defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-12, but in doing so they suffered a few injuries to key players that are worth keeping an eye on. Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman left with a hamstring injury, while running back Ahmad Bradshaw left with a wrist injury.
Pagano didn't offer any further update on Bradshaw during his post-game press conference, while adding that Freeman will undergo an MRI tomorrow and that the team should know more then. Freeman was seen walking gingerly to the locker room midway through the second half of today's game and didn't return, while Bradshaw was injured at some point in the fourth quarter and didn't return to the field of play. With the Colts leading and eventually winning by double-digits, it can be somewhat difficult to tell whether the player was just being held out due to precautionary reasons or because the injury was actually that bad, but either way the injuries are worth noting.
The good news, at least when it comes to Bradshaw, is that it doesn't sound too serious according to early indications. ESPN's Josina Anderson spoke with Bradshaw and said that the initial x-rays were negative.
Just talked to #Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw. He said preliminary X-rays on his right wrist were negative. He showed me the swelling in the area.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 29, 2015
The Colts should know more tomorrow on both injuries, but without a doubt they are both players the Colts can't afford to lose. Freeman has really been playing well in recent weeks and has helped the Colts' defense look much better. Bradshaw has served as the team's number two running back and has seen his role increase as he shows his versatility as both a blocker and a receiver in addition to his running ability.