Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter against the Steelers on Sunday. The injury caused the QB to miss the rest of the game thereafter.
The severity of the injury was revealed on Monday morning. Brissett sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee on Sunday. Mike Chappell of Fox59 was first to report the news.
On replay of the injury, left guard Quenton Nelson fell back into Brissett’s leg, causing the injury in the process. Here’s a video of when the quarterback suffered the injury against the Steelers.
Jacoby Brissett injury. 2 hits on lead leg pic.twitter.com/bMbL5VD2oV
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) November 3, 2019
Brissett became the Colts’ starter after Andrew Luck announced his retirement prior to the start of the 2019-20 season. Many analysts expected the team to experience have a steep drop off.
But Brissett has silenced all doubters, leading Indianapolis to a 5-3 start. The Colts are currently second in the AFC South Division.
In eight games this season, the Colts’ quarterback is completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 1,649 yards. Brissett’s also added 14 passing touchdowns and one rushing score, while throwing just three interceptions in the process.
It is still unclear as to how long the MCL sprain will sideline Brissett. The quarterback and team are awaiting further test results.
Update: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has confirmed that it’s an MCL strain.
Jacoby Brissett MRI on left knee was as hoped for – MCL strain. Chance to play this week vs Miami but nothing definite, per sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 4, 2019
He has a “chance” to play this week against Miami.