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Colts Daily Headlines: October 9th Edition

Posted by Kevin Bowen on October 9, 2013 – 8:45 am

The Colts will return to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on Wednesday to start preparing for Monday Night Football. Today’s news looks at Ahmad Bradshaw being placed on injured reserve, Indianapolis being a Super Bowl finalist and Donald Brown’s new role.

Take a look below at the top pieces from Wednesday, October 9th.  

Owner Jim Irsay on Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw: ‘It breaks your heart’

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

News broke late Tuesday afternoon that Ahmad Bradshaw would be placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2013 season.

“It breaks your heart,” Irsay said in a telephone interview with The Star on Tuesday evening. “We had hoped the disc might have an opportunity to shrink enough on its own; it’s still possible.

“But this would take awhile. Whether he uses every means possible — including going to Switzerland for unusual treatments and those sort of things — or surgery, it’s just unfortunate to have it end like this for Ahmad.”

The Colts previously lost running back Vick Ballard (knee), guard Donald Thomas (quadriceps tendon) and tight end Dwayne Allen (hip) to season-ending injuries. Twelve players have missed a combined 28 games.

“Other teams have injuries, too,” Irsay said. “But I don’t know if anyone’s had the type of injuries we’ve had at running back. We’ve lost two starting running backs.

“Yet here we stand.”

Indianapolis named finalist for 2018 Super Bowl

By: Anthony Schoettle, Indianapolis Business Journal

The city of Indianapolis survived the first cuts in tying to host the 2018 Super Bowl.

Minneapolis is expected to have a new stadium built in time for the 2018 Super Bowl, and New Orleans will be celebrating its 300th birthday that year.

“It is very gratifying the NFL asked Indy to submit a bid to host Super Bowl LII,” said Mayor Greg Ballard in a prepared release. “Indy’s reputation for hosting great events is unmatched. I have no doubt our team will put forth an exciting plan to host another Super Bowl that will make the NFL, its owners, and football fans around the world very proud.”

RB Donald Brown is carrying the ball less but doing more for the Colts

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

The former first round pick has adapted to a new role in 2013 yet with the recent injury news, the presence of Brown will only grow through the remainder of the regular season.

Brown led the team in rushing in 2010 (497 yards) and ’11 (645 yards), and was second to Vick Ballard last season (417 yards) but has not had a problem transitioning to a less glamorous role this season.

“It hasn’t been difficult at all,” he said. “What are we now, 4-1? That’s what’s important. It’s been a great ride just to see the fight in this team, the fight in the guy next to you.

“When your number’s called, you just make the most of it.”

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