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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Colts Injury Update: Robert Mathis out for season with torn Achilles tendon

By on 9/09/2014 10:57:00 AM

The 2013 NFL sack leader went from a bad start to the season, to a way worse one. Via

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that linebacker Robert Mathis is out for the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon, according to two sources informed of the situation.

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ProFootballTalk first reported that Mathis suffered the injury while working out on his own in Atlanta. Mathis is in the middle of a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

The loss of Mathis is a huge blow to the Indianapolis Colts defense. In 2013, Mathis accounted for a league leading 19.5 sacks, nearly half of the Colts season total of 42 sacks. With big aspirations to make the next step in the quest for a Super Bowl championship, the Colts are going to have to have some other players step up in the pass rushing department.Veteran OLB Erik Walden had the only sack for the Colts in week one against the Denver Broncos. He, along with others, are going to have to pressure the quarterback in Mathis' absence.

Whether the Colts are able to overcome and make a run at a championship will be seen over the next few months. A lot of the burden may now lay on Andrew Luck and the offense's shoulders.

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