Matt Hasselbeck Injury: Updates on Colts QB's Shoulder, Neck and Return

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

Indianapolis Colts' Matt Hasselbeck (8) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck suffered shoulder and neck injuries in Week 13 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Hasselbeck Active vs. Jaguars

Sunday, Dec. 13

The Colts announced Hasselbeck is available to play against Jacksonville.

Latest on Hasselbeck's Practice Status 

Friday, Dec. 11

The Colts announced Hasselbeck practiced in full all week.

Pagano Comments on Hasselbeck's Injury

Monday, Dec. 7

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters he expects Hasselbeck to play versus Jacksonville. 

Hasselbeck Receives Testing After Game

Sunday, Dec. 6

Hasselbeck was "in a little bit of pain" and received an X-ray, according to Mike Chappell of Fox59/CBS4 in Indy.

Colts Must Turn to Whitehurst If Hasselbeck Misses Time in Future

Hasselbeck was 16-of-26 for 169 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions before exiting. Charlie Whitehurst would replace Hasselbeck with the game already out of reach for the Colts.

Hasselbeck, 40, has served as Luck's backup quarterback for the last three seasons. He barely saw the field in his first two years with the team, throwing for 431 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in seven games.

He spent the majority of his career to date with the Seattle Seahawks, leading the team to the playoffs six times and the Super Bowl once while being voted to three Pro Bowls during that stint. He then spent two seasons with the Tennessee Titans before joining the Colts to be Luck's backup.

If Hasselbeck misses time before Andrewe Luck gets healthy, the team will have to turn back to Whitehurst. That's hardly ideal for the Colts, who have been battling through a tough start to the season and a bevy of injuries.

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