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Polian: Colts' Saturday Out 3-4 Weeks

Last updated on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indianapolis Colts could be without starting center Jeff Saturday for three to four weeks.

Team President Bill Polian said on his weekly radio show that Saturday suffered a calf strain in the second quarter of the Colts' Sunday night win at San Diego. Saturday left after being injured and did not return.

Polian also says the Colts will not activate offensive guard Ryan Lilja and will place him on injured reserve. The Colts had until today to either activate Lilja from the physically unable to perform list or place him on IR. Polian says Lilja will have additional surgery on the knee that was operated on during the offseason.

Saturday's injury appears to be the only severe one the Colts suffered against the Chargers. Head Coach Tony Dungy did not offer an opinion when asked whether safety Bob Sanders would return for this Sunday afternoon's game in Cleveland. Sanders missed his second-straight game with swelling in his knee last Sunday night.

Dungy says the Colts are trying to find the right balance between practice and rest that will allow sanders to stay sharp while keeping the swelling down in his knee.

The Colts improved to 7-and-4 with their win over the Chargers and have won four straight heading to this weekend's game with the Browns.

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