Player Notes and Quotes: Sept. 9

How serious is Dallas Clark's knee injury? How is Joseph Addai's head and Kelvin Hayden's eye? What Colt might be back on the practice field sooner than expected, and who will be out longer than originally feared? Get all the answers on the Indianapolis Colts in this report!

TE Dallas Clark

Clark underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test on Monday, but the results have not been announced. He was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday night's game with the Chicago Bears. Clark was present for a light workout on Monday but did not participate in the session.

"We'll see what happens," Tony Dungy said. "We've got tight ends that can play (if Clark were to miss any playing time). Gijon Robinson and Jacob Tamme played (Sunday night). We would have Tom Santi also. We'd have our three wide receiver group. So we'll see what happens. If (Clark is sidelined), we'd adapt.

"My sense is, I'm hoping (Clark) will be okay. He was running, trying to get himself back in the game (Sunday) night. So we'll see what happens. But if it is going to be a couple of weeks, we'll adjust."

Team president Bill Polian said that he doesn't think that Clark's injury was a serious one. Polian said that team physicians were "fairly optimistic about Dallas and I have heard nothing ... that tells me otherwise. I think we're in pretty good shape there."

LB Gary Brackett

The Colts' defensive captain knows that the Indianapolis defense will have a tough test this week against Minnesota and RB Adrian Peterson.

"He's electrifying," Brackett said, adding that the performance of the Colts' run defense against Chicago Sunday night didn't meet the team's standards.

We did some things that are uncharacteristic of how we play," he said. "We just have to get those things fixed."

C Jeff Saturday

Saturday might return to practice this week, but coach Tony Dungy stopped short of predicting when the veteran center might be cleared to play. Saturday has been recovering from a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, which he suffered in a preseason game with Buffalo on Aug. 24.

"I talked with Jeff last week and he feels like he'll be able to practice," the Colts coach said. "He's making great progress. Whether he plays this week or the following week, that's still up in the air, but my sense is it will be sooner rather than later."

RB Joseph Addai

Addai left early in the fourth quarter Sunday after receiving a blow to the head. Addai received clearance to return, but was held out the rest of the way.

"Joseph, I think, will be fine. He was ready to go back in the game had it been a one-score game, we would have put him back in," coach Tony Dungy said.

CB Kelvin Hayden

Hayden was poked in the eye in the first half of the Chicago game but is none the worse for wear.

WR Marvin Harrison

Harrison had a respectable return to the starting lineup against Chicago. Harrison started his first regular-season game since suffering a knee injury against Denver last season. He hauled in eight passes for 76 yards and didn't appear to have any problems with his knee.

OG Mike Pollak

The Colts' top draft pick is on the mend after having recent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to remove cartilage. He injured his knee in practice in late August.

"The knee is fine," team president Bill Polian said. "Right now we're anticipating he'll be back after the bye week, but it could be sooner than that."

QB Peyton Manning

Manning played okay in his first game back from knee surgery to remove an infected bursa sac from his left knee. Manning is often his own worst critic when it comes to his performances on the field.

Manning, who attempted 49 passes in the loss to the Bears Sunday night, averaged 5.24 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 per completion.

"Obviously there are some things we need to work on," Manning said. "Offensively we have to protect the ball better. You can't turn the ball over in this league and win."

DE Raheem Brock

Brock was not happy with the way the defense played in the season-opening loss to the Bears, especially against the run.

"It was our fault. It was definitely our fault. When we go out and execute our game plan, we don't think anybody should beat us. But they outplayed us," Brock said. "We have to take our hats off to them. They did a great job executing and we didn't play like we were supposed to."

WR Reggie Wayne

Wayne caught 10 passes for 86 yards against the Bears Sunday night. Wayne has now surpassed the 500-reception and 7,000-yard marks with 504 career catches for 7,070 yards.

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