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Doctor: Andrew Luck's injury type that's 'often associated with motor vehicle crashes'

Andrew Luck's lacerated kidney is the sort of injury you might expect from a car crash, according to a St. Vincent Health doctor.

The Colts quarterback suffered the kidney injury, as well as a torn abdominal muscle, in Sunday's victory over the Denver Broncos. Luck was expected to be out of commission for anywhere from two-to-six weeks.

"It's obviously an injury of one of the internal organs, so it would have taken a significant amount of force to cause it," said Dr. Lewis Jacobson, a trauma specialist at St. Vincent Hospital. "It's the type of injury that's often associated with motor vehicle or motorbike crashes."

The injury is the latest in a rough season for Luck, who already missed two games with injuries to his shoulder and ribs.

All is not lost for the season, however. RTV6 Sports Anchor Michael Grady says the Colts can still take their division and earn a spot in the playoffs with backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck at the helm.  

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