Friday, November 5, 2010
Session injury could put Wheeler back in
By Paul Kuharsky
Philip Wheeler's demotion may have only lasted one week.
With Clint Session's agent, Harold Lewis, confirming his client finished the Monday night win over the Texans after dislocating his elbow and breaking his arm, it’s hard to imagine we’ll see the feisty linebacker in the lineup against the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday.
I asked a couple of medical people about the outlook for Session, and while they couldn’t make a real prediction due to the lack of details, they said most injuries like the one Lewis described would require surgery and several months to recover. But they cautioned that the agent could have overstated the injury. Mike Chappell said an MRI was scheduled.
The Colts have announced surgeries and been quick to declare when players with big injuries would sit out games this season. They’ve said nothing so far about Session except listing him on the injury report with an elbow issue and saying he did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.
Against Houston, rookie Pat Angerer replaced a healthy Wheeler on the strong side while Gary Brackett was in the middle after missing a game. Session manned his usual weakside spot.
Brackett is a certainty to remain in the middle, and Angerer got good reviews. The candidates for the other outside spot, presuming Session is out, are Wheeler, Cody Glenn, Tyjuan Hagler and rookie Kavell Conner, who just resumed practicing after a long layoff following foot surgery.