Joe Haden out indefinitely after suffering fractured fibula

Lynette Rowe
November 13, 2017

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been entered into the concussion protocol following the team's 20-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Joe Haden left the game in the first half with a leg injury, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin later revealed that the starting cornerback will be out indefinitely with a fractured fibula.

Backup Scott Tolzien, who started the team's season opener and threw a pair of pick-sixes in a losing effort, would be the team's next man up if Brissett can't play.

The two-time Super Bowl champion hooked up with JuJu Smith-Schuster on a 7-yard TD pass to cut the lead to 17-9. Roethlisberger's conversion pass to Martavis Bryant tied the score at 17. Pittsburgh has won in Indianapolis two consecutive seasons.

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The Colts (3-7) took a 10-3 halftime lead, getting a 60-yard touchdown pass down the left sideline from Brissett to Donte Moncrief with 14:52 remaining in the second quarter and a 48-yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri with 5:51 left in the half for a 10-0 lead.

Boswell also had a chance to give Pittsburgh the lead with a 37-yard field goal with 6:17 left but the ball hit the right goal post and bounced off. Boswell's extra point was blocked and the Steelers barely avoided giving up two more points when Colts safety was tackled at the Steelers 2-yard line after a lengthy return.

Haden has been an integral part of the Steelers' defensive revival in 2017. None of the three returned.

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