Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Philip Rivers to Play on Foot Injury That Likely Needs Surgery

by Halle Ames
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is proving to be tough as nails as he plans to play on his foot injury that will likely need surgery.

In the Week 11 game, on November 22, the Indianapolis Colts squeaked by a win against the Green Bay Packers in overtime. Colts quarterback Philip Rivers suffered an injury to his foot during the game that will likely need surgery.

Rivers, however, has played every game since despite his injury. After the season is over, Rivers will likely get the foot fixed. According to Ian Rapoport, an NFL Network Insider, the quarterback is expected to start on Sunday against the Texans and will repair his plantar plate rupture after the season. Rapoport also said that the issue is a “pretty serious toe injury.” He added that it is a more serious injury than just turf toe.

Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers is a 38-year-old Alabama native. After graduating from North Carolina State University, the New York Giants drafted Rivers fourth overall. The Giants then traded him to the San Diego Chargers. He played for the Chargers for 16 seasons before signing with the Colts this season.

With the Colts, Rivers signed a one-year contract for $25 million during the offseason. Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said that after signing Rivers as a free agent, he intends him to play “multiple years” for Indianapolis. However, depending on the quarterback’s surgery and his recovery might dictate the future of his career.

Philip Rivers is a decorated player and holds many records within the NFL. Some titles include the passing yard leader in 2010 and the percentage completions leader in 2013. In addition, he is an eight-time Pro Bowler and was the NFL passing touchdown leader in 2008.

Currently, the Colts are 7 and 3 and will take on the Texans today at noon. The Texans have a record of 4 and 7 at this time.

[H/T NFL]

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