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Monday, September 30, 2013
Bjoern Werner out 4-6 weeks

By Mike Wells
ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts rookie outside linebacker Bjoern Werner will be out 4-6 weeks with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot.

Bjoern Werner
Colts linebacker Bjoern Werner will miss four to six weeks with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot.

He was injured in Sunday's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Werner, who was picked in the first round (24th overall) of April's draft and is mainly used in nickel packages, has five tackles and half a sack this season.

Cam Johnson, who the Colts acquired from the San Francisco 49ers before the start of the season, will step into Werner's role on the defense.

"He was getting comfortable," coach Chuck Pagano said about Werner. "You could see the confidence level rising. He was playing faster. It's a shame it happened, but it's part of the game."

Fullback Stanley Havili is out at least a week with a mild ankle sprain. The Colts signed fullback Robert Hughes and waived receiver Griff Whalen on Monday.

Pagano didn't have an update on running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who missed Sunday's game with a neck injury.

Safety LaRon Landry's status for this week's game against undefeated Seattle is "still up in the air." Landry has missed the past two games with an ankle injury.