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Colts Injury Updates: Jacoby Brissett In Concussion Protocol

The Colts will head into their bye week with a big injury at quarterback, but they could be getting some good news elsewhere.

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INDIANAPOLIS – When the Colts return from their bye week next Monday, they will be monitoring the health of their starting quarterback.

Jacoby Brissett is in the concussion protocol after he developed symptoms following Sunday’s loss to the Steelers.

Chuck Pagano was not up for any questions regarding Brissett being cleared to finish Sunday’s game after taking the late third quarter hit.

“Our guys, if they are not 100 percent, they are not going back out there. Period,” Pagano said emphatically.

We take a closer look at the handling of Brissett and whether or not he should have re-entered Sunday’s game here.

Pagano did say on Monday the Colts will be sending the Stephon Tuitt’s hit on Brissett into the NFL for further evaluation. Tuitt was not flagged for the apparent helmet-to-helmet hit, on the scrambling Brissett.

With the bye week coming now, the Colts do have an extended period of time before Brissett needs to progress through the protocol and not miss any game action. Their next game is on Nov. 26, against the Tennessee Titans.

Looking for some good news on the injury front?

Here are a few positive injury updates from Monday’s press conference:

  • S-Clayton Geathers (neck): After three weeks of practice for Geathers, the promising safety is nearing his return to the field. Pagano has raved about how a ‘leaner’ Geathers has looked during practice. The Colts do have to make a decision on Geathers, who will have his three-week PUP window end soon. It sounds like things continue to move along in the right direction for Geathers making his 2017 debut against the Titans. Pagano is hopeful Geathers will be cleared for game action after the bye week.
  • OLB-John Simon (neck): The Colts have missed Simon each of the last three weeks. But Pagano said on Monday that Simon could return after the bye week. Like Geathers and Swoope, Pagano is hoping to have Simon back after missing the last three games.
  • TE-Erik Swoope (knee): Even though Swoope has only practiced for one week so far this regular season, Pagano thinks there’s a chance the young tight end could be ready for the Titans game on Nov. 26. Swoope originally hurt his knee during the preseason and has been a candidate to come off the injured reserve list since the start of the regular season.
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