Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Nov 2009

Tyjuan Hagler Placed On IR

Colts linebacker Tyjuan Hagler has been placed on injured reserve with a ruptured biceps tendon.

It's the third consecutive year Hagler's missed time, as he suffered from a neck injury in 2007, and lost seven games to pectoral and knee injuries last year.

Outside linebacker has been a cursed position for the Colts. In 2005, Cato June missed three games; in 06, they lost Gilbert Gardner for a game with bruised ribs, 07 saw multiple injuries sideline Freddy Keiaho for five games, and both Hagler and Keiaho missed time last season.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 04 Nov 2009

7 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2009, 4:19pm by DrewTS

Comments

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by shake n bake :: Wed, 11/04/2009 - 4:26pm

Gilbert Gardner getting injured was a positive though. He was AWFUL. Bob Sanders gets a lot of credit for the 2006 defensive turnaround, but Gardner being benched in favor of Rob Morris (who went down for the season early in 07) was another major factor.

3
by Bobman :: Wed, 11/04/2009 - 4:28pm

How true.

5
by Purds :: Wed, 11/04/2009 - 6:37pm

Word!

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by Bobman :: Wed, 11/04/2009 - 4:27pm

Now I know Hagler has hit the big-time! Surprised he got the mention here. I'll take these LB injuries over sudden retirement, car accidents, career-ending non-football ailments, etc that have plagued the DT spot. Next man up.

4
by DrewTS (not verified) :: Wed, 11/04/2009 - 6:10pm

Hopefully this gets Keiaho back on the field. I'm not sure why he ever got demoted in the first place.

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by bmerryman :: Thu, 11/05/2009 - 12:20am

Wheeler is next man up on the strong side. Freddie's backing up at MLB

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by DrewTS (not verified) :: Thu, 11/05/2009 - 4:19pm

I'd rather see them move Session to the strong side and play Keiaho at weak side.