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Brock injures left hand in exhibition opener

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Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Raheem Brock injured his left hand in the first half of Friday night’s 13-3 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Brock’s status for Thursday’s home game against the Philadelphia Eagles has not been determined.

“He has been evaluated. I’m not quite certain of the extent of his problem. But he’s got a problem with his hand. I’m not certain exactly what the proper medical term would be for it. I’m not certain how long he is going to be out,” Colts coach Jim Caldwell said Saturday after a short workout at the team’s headquarters.

“I’m not certain if it’s something he can play with. They’ll let me know when the (team) doctor really gets finished with his examination. So it’s kind of up in the air a little bit.”

Several Indianapolis players, including defensive end Robert Mathis, did not take part in the Colts’ short Saturday afternoon practice. Caldwell did not have any updates on when Mathis or any of the team’s other injured players would be able to return for workouts.

“Robert got a little bit of a bruise early in the (Minnesota) game. But hopefully it’s nothing real serious. So we kind of held him out a little bit of the action (Saturday),” he said.

“We got a few guys, obviously, bumped up. But probably the final word won’t be out on them until we get through (Sunday). Some of them are just a little sprained here and there with an ankle or something of that nature. But I don’t have a complete list to kind of work down.”

The team will resume training camp on Monday morning.

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