Colts out of Luck as quarterback faces layoff
Cops barking mad over Raiders player’s dog taunt
LOS ANGELES, Nov 11, (Agencies): Indianapolis Colts star quarterback Andrew Luck faces between two and six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a lacerated kidney in his team’s upset win against the Denver Broncos, team officials said Tuesday.
Luck, who turned in a dazzling performance to stun predecessor Peyton Manning in Sunday’s win, also suffered a partial abdominal muscle tear, the team said.
Luck is not expected to require surgery and should make a full recovery, the team said.
Oakland Raiders linebacker RayRay Armstrong may have bitten off more than he bargained for after bizarrely taunting a police dog — by barking at it.
Police in Pittsburgh said Tuesday Armstrong had been placed under investigation over an incident before Sunday’s NFL game against the Steelers when he confronted a police dog prior to kick off, ESPN reported.
Armstrong reportedly barked at the dog while lifting his shirt and pounding his chest as he headed for the field during warmups, chief deputy said.
The NFL on Tuesday suspended Joseph Randle for four games for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy, one week after the running back was released by the Dallas Cowboys.
Randle, who is currently a free agent, will have to serve the suspension whenever he signs with another club, the NFL said.
The suspension stems from Randle’s arrest last year in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas.
Randle, 23, was arrested on marijuana possession charges after police received a call from his hotel room concerning domestic violence with a weapon after an incident with the running back and his girlfriend, Dalia Jacobs.
If Josh McCown is healthy, he will start at quarterback this week for the Cleveland Browns against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In this Nov 8, 2015 file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is tackled by Denver Broncos’ Danny Trevathan following a run early in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in
Browns coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday that no decision on the starter has been made yet, but McCown is in line to reclaim the job over Johnny Manziel, who filled in last Thursday in a 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 36-year-old McCown suffered a rib injury on Nov 1.
Ben Roethlisberger suffered a midfoot sprain last Sunday that was supposed to sideline him for several weeks, but the Pittsburgh quarterback is still hoping to play this Sunday against the Browns.
Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy’s status for Thursday’s game against the New York Jets is in doubt.
McCoy missed Monday’s walkthrough after suffering a shoulder strain in Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins.
When Dallas travels to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers on Sunday, the Cowboys probably will be without the services of their leading tackler.
Sean Lee suffered his second concussion in five weeks Sunday night against Philadelphia and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Lee is “probably doubtful” for Sunday’s game.