Indianapolis, IN (CBS Local)- The Indianapolis Colts placed guard Matt Slauson on injured reserve on Monday with an unspecified injury following the team’s game with the Patriots last Thursday.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: NWS Confirms Tornadoes Touched Down In Western Pennsylvania On Thursday Night
The moved ended Slauson’s season, and normally, this wouldn’t be given much more note than the official breaking of the news by the team beat reporter on Twitter. But, the story behind Slauson’s injury came out today and it’s starting to generate some conversation.READ MORE: Protester Sues City, Three Pittsburgh Police Officers Claiming He Was Injured In Last Year's Protests
Indianapolis Star reporter Zak Keefer said that Slauson broke two vertebrae early in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game and he didn’t realize how bad the injury was until later on.MORE NEWS: South Hills Village Mall Offering Active Shooter Preparedness Training To Retailers
Thankfully, Slauson was not more seriously injured by finishing the game. The 32-year-old is a nine-year veteran who has played for four teams during the course of his career.