Indianapolis Colts' Matt Slauson Reportedly Played Through Broken Spine

Indianapolis Colts offensive linemen Matt Slauson reportedly suffered two damaged vertebrae in his backbone throughout final Thursday's loss to the New England Patriots and has been positioned on injured reserve consequently. However, issues may have been a lot worse for Slauson, who performed practically the whole second half of Indy's Week 5 loss with the spinal harm.

According to Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, Slauson suffered the spinal harm early within the third quarter and was only one play away from being paralyzed. "I had no concept how shut I used to be to altering my household's life," Slauson stated, in response to Keefer.

Earlier this week the Colts introduced that Slauson, 32, had been positioned on injured reserve after he performed 88 snaps, together with all 83 on offense, in opposition to the Patriots.

The nine-year NFL veteran signed a one-year cope with the Colts in March, and has hung out with numerous totally different groups throughout his profession, together with the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers.