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Henry Anderson suffers "significant" knee injury in Colts' win, will undergo MRI

The Colts notched their biggest win of the season against the Broncos, but starting defensive end Henry Anderson suffered what Chuck Pagano described as a "pretty significant" knee injury. He will undergo an MRI tomorrow.

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The Indianapolis Colts notched their biggest victory of the season on Sunday, defeating the previously unbeaten Denver Broncos 27-24.  They may have suffered a big injury in doing so, however, as defensive end Henry Anderson suffered what head coach Chuck Pagano described as a "pretty significant" knee injury.  The Colts don't know the severity of it yet, but Anderson will undergo an MRI tomorrow.  Anderson was injured during the game today and needed to be helped off the field by trainers as they helped him walk directly to the locker room.

Anderson was the Colts' third round draft pick in this year's draft out of Stanford, and he has started every game of the season for the Colts so far this year at defensive end.  He has played very well also, helping to improve the Colts' defensive line.  He has started all nine games, recording 31 tackles, a sack, and two passes defensed, while also notching several big plays in the run game.  The defensive line of Anderson, David Parry, and Kendall Langford has been much improved this year, and a large part of that has been due to Anderson.

Obviously, losing Anderson for any length of time would be a huge loss for the Colts.  If he misses time, then guys like Billy Winn, Zach Kerr, and T.Y. McGill will need to step in and produce.  Winn has been having a nice season so far, but that has been as a depth, rotational guy.  Kerr has made some plays, but hasn't been called upon to start.  It's unclear who would get that nod as the starter, but either way, it's not good news for the Colts if Anderson will miss time.