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Hasselbeck goes from emergency room to starting lineup

Matt Hasselbeck


Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is going from the emergency room to the starting lineup.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Hasselbeck will start tonight, as Andrew Luck’s injured shoulder is still not sufficiently healed for him to play. Schefter also reports that Hassebleck was in the emergency room until 2 a.m. on Tuesday, dealing with a virus.

The Colts listed Hasselbeck as questionable with an illness on this week’s official injury report, and he didn’t practice this week because he was sick. If he’s too sick to make it through tonight’s game, the Colts are down to third-string quarterback Josh Johnson, who has spent only a few days on the team.

The 40-year-old Hasselbeck, the NFL’s oldest non-kicker, has played OK this year, completing 30 of 47 passes for 282 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. The Colts will hope Hasselbeck is feeling well enough that he can continue to avoid mistakes in tonight’s game against the Texans.