TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 03: Running back Joseph Addai #29 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 3, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Joseph Addai Injury: Colts RB Likely Out Week 6

Colts RB Joseph Addai suffered an injury last week against the Chiefs and is unlikely to play this week for the Colts.

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Joseph Addai Injury Update: Colts RB Likely Sidelined Sunday Versus Bengals

Indianapolis Colts running back Joseph Addai sat out Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury, and it looks like he won't play this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Addai told the media before practice on Thursday that it is a long shot he will be able to play on Sunday. Addai left Sunday's game against the Chiefs in the first quarter with the hamstring injury.

The Colts will use some combination of Delone Carter and Donald Brown in place of Addai. Neither back really qualifies as a particularly good fantasy option, although bye weeks make for strange bedfellows. If you are desperately in need of a running back for Sunday, I would have to recommend Carter. Through five games he has had 41 carries to Addai's 56. At the same time, while Addai is averaging 4.4 yards per carry, Carter is averaging 3.0 yards per carry.

The Colts are 0-5 but have hung close in recent games. Addai peaked in the Colts near-upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers but they have seemingly shied away from the run over the last two weeks. It is hard to make any sort of fantasy proclamations about arguably the worst team in the NFL.

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Joseph Addai Injury: Colts RB Tweaks Hamstring, Return Questionable

Joseph Addai was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a hamstring injury and his return is questionable, according to Kent Babb of the KC Star. The Colts running back left the field clearly favoring his leg and was being examined on the sideline.

If Addai is out for an extended period, that's obviously not good news for the Colts, who are already using their third quarterback this season. Curtis Painter has looked solid this week, completing 6 of 7 pass for 71 yards and a touchdown, but the relatively inexperience signal call could use all the help he can get.

Addai has been enjoying a solid season so far, while sharing time with Delone Carter. Addai has 230 yards and a touchdown, while averaging 4.6 yards per carry.

Carter is the most obvious option to pick up the extra carries in Addai's absence, but has been considerably less effective. He has rushed for just 103 yards on 29 carries this season.

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