Pat Angerer Injury: Colts LB Breaks Foot, Out 6 Weeks

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 22: Pat Angerer #51 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after the final play of the Colts 19-16 victory over the Houston Texans in the NFL at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 22, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Pat Angerer will miss six weeks with a broken foot.

According to Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Pat Angerer will miss a minimum of six weeks after breaking his foot in the preseason opener. The injury will require surgery. Jerrell Freeman and Mario Harvey sit behind Angerer on the depth chart, however, and Wilson also reports that a linebacker-by-committee will fill in during his absence, and the team is not opposed to acquiring another linebacker through free agency.

This injury is a huge blow to the team as Angerer anchored the Colts defense in 2011, finishing with two forced fumbles, one interception, one sack and a team leading 148 tackles. If Angerer misses the minimum time according to his current injury time table, he could still miss upwards of four regular season games.

The 25 year old Angerer was a 2010 second round pick out of Iowa. He is entering his third season in the NFL, all with the Indianapolis Colts.

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