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Polo
07-02-2008, 10:33 AM
... (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080702/SPORTS03/807020415/1100)

The Indianapolis Colts defense has taken a hit without even stepping on the field.

Tyjuan Hagler, expected to start at strong-side linebacker this season, recently suffered a torn pectoral muscle during the team's offseason conditioning program, according to a report on NFL.com. The team declined comment, but a person with knowledge of the incident confirmed the injury.


Hagler, 27, started seven games and appeared in five others off the bench last season. He was a fifth-round draft pick in 2005 who missed his rookie season after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Hagler is the latest member of the Colts defense dealing with either an injury or offseason surgery.

Safety Bob Sanders, the NFL's reigning Defensive Player of the Year, underwent offseason shoulder surgery. Three-time Pro Bowl end Dwight Freeney is on the mend after having surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury to his left foot that forced him to miss the final seven regular-season games and the playoff loss to San Diego.

ledzeppelin229
07-02-2008, 10:37 AM
Now if jughead would just quit football and take up tapdancing, we might be set.