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Colts Focus On Postseason Goal, Return To Practice Field

Last updated on Wednesday, November 26, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indianapolis Colts return to the practice field today as they begin preparing for Sunday afternoon’s game with the Browns in Cleveland.

The Colts are 7-and-4, winners of four straight and control their destiny as far as an AFC wild card berth is concerned. They will need some help to win their sixth-consecutive AFC South title as they trail Tennessee by three games with five games remaining. The Browns are 4-and-7 and have lost three of their last four.

Cleveland Coach Romeo Crenell had said earlier this week that former Notre Dame star Brady Quinn would start at quarterback for the Browns this week, but ESPN is reporting that Quinn will miss the remainder of the season with a broken index finger on his throwing hand. Quinn had been benched during last Sunday's loss to Houston in favor of Derek Anderson.

Colts Injury Report

The Colts did not activate Ryan Lilja from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday, ending the veteran guard's season before it began. Lilja underwent knee surgery during the offseason and was placed on PUP at the start of training camp. Team President Bill Polian said Monday that Lilja's knee will require further surgery.

Polian also expects Jeff Saturday to miss three to four weeks with a calf injury. Polian believes the estimate to be conservative, noting that the three-time Pro Bowl center has been a quick healer in the past.

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