BY Phillip B. Wilson
The Indianapolis Colts will be without 2011 leading tackler Pat Angerer for at least six weeks after the inside linebacker fractured a foot in Sunday’s preseason game against St. Louis.
Angerer, the former Iowa Hawkeye who exited in the first quarter of the Colts’ 38-3 win, will need surgery, coach Chuck Pagano said today in a conference call.
“It looks like they will go in and do a procedure on him,” Pagano said. “It’s looking like six weeks for him.”
Pagano was confident Angerer, who had 146 tackles last season, would return for at least part of his third year.
“He has the respect of all those guys in the huddle,” Pagano said. “When you lose your signal caller, your middle backer for an extended period of time, it means a lot.
“The guy’s productive, he’s a playmaker, he’s a warrior. He’s a Colt. He’s got all the Colt traits you’re looking for. Now it will be up to somebody else to step in and fill that void until we get him back.”
The immediate plan is for the Colts to fill Angerer’s spot by committee. The Colts turned to former Canadian Football League standout Jerrell Freeman Sunday.
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