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Jacoby Brissett suffers knee sprain injury in Week 9, likely related to MCL, per report [UPDATE]

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett injured his knee in the second quarter of Week 9 vs. the Steelers and is questionable to return. We break down the implications.

Jacoby Brissett of the Indianapolis Colts warms up before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 3, 2019 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Jacoby Brissett injury update

Head coach Frank Reich announced that Brissett suffered a likely knee sprain, according to beat writer Stephen Holder. Reich said it was related to the MCL. Brissett likely will undergo an MRI on Monday to get a better handle on what kind of damage is involved. Brian Hoyer would start in place of Brissett if he misses any time.

The Indianapolis Colts are holding their breath in Week 9 as quarterback Jacoby Brissett suffered a lower leg injury. He was on the ground holding his leg, but has since jogged with a slight limp, according to multiple reports. Brian Hoyer has checked in for the time being while Brissett gets looked at by the training staff.

The official report is that Brissett suffered a knee injury and is questionable to return. He had completed four of five passes for 59 yards and added four rushing yards before the injury. Hoyer came on and completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle.

Update: Brissett has been pacing on the sidelines, but is not yet back in the game. Brian Hoyer threw a pick-six on an end zone throw to Jack Doyle, so we’ll see how much longer he is in the starting lineup.

Update: Frank Reich told the CBS sideline reporter that Brissett will stay questionable to return, but it would take a “rare scenario” for him to return. Brian Hoyer will remain the the quarterback for the rest of the game.