The Indianapolis Colts suffered several injuries during Saturday’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills, and the most notable one was to inside linebacker Sio Moore.
He left the game with a hamstring injury and was evaluated further on Sunday, and head coach Chuck Pagano said today that Moore suffered a “pretty significant” hamstring injury. He didn’t give any details on what exactly the injury is, but Moore is week-to-week.
Backup offensive tackle Kevin Graf also will be week-to-week, though x-rays on his ankle were negative. Right guard Denzelle Good suffered a lower quad/knee injury on Saturday, but he will be fine (and he was back at practice today, too). Cornerback Darius White left the game and was evaluated for a concussion, but he passed the tests and it turns out he didn’t have one, so he was back at practice today too.
Obviously, the major injury was to Sio Moore, who is listed as the starting inside linebacker on the depth chart and was going to play a significant role in the defense regardless of whether he was the technical starter or not. For the Colts, a week-to-week designation means that the player will miss time. For example, Clayton Geathers was listed as week-to-week before camp, and he’s still in a boot. So Moore will miss time, leaving D’Qwell Jackson and Nate Irving to work as the starting inside linebackers for the time being.