Colts backup quarterback Jim Sorgi likely won’t play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions.
Sorgi returned to practice this week after straining his right hamstring two weeks ago.
Indianapolis head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday that Sorgi looked pretty good in practice but there’s only an “outside chance” he’ll play Saturday.
That’s not what Sorgi wanted to hear.
“I feel like I can go out there and do the job if they called on me,” Sorgi said. “If I don’t play (Saturday), then next (Thursday) I’m sure I’ll play an excessive amount against Cincinnati and hopefully get the (work) I need.”
Rookie Curtis Painter is the only other quarterback on the Colts’ roster besides starter Peyton Manning.
Cornerback Marlin Jackson, however, will get some playing time Saturday. He has been bothered by soreness in his surgically repaired right knee during camp and did not play in the Colts’ first two preseason games.
“We’ll probably get him enough (time) where he feels comfortable,” Caldwell said. “We think it’s important for him to get a feel for the ballgame, the speed of it, get him a little action.”
Colts offensive lineman Ryan Lilja got a little too much action in last week’s 23-15 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, bruising a shoulder that has kept him out of practice all week. Now, he’ll miss Saturday’s game, too.
The starter at left guard, Lilja missed all of last season with a knee injury.
“We anticipate he’ll be back shortly,” Caldwell said. “We’re just being cautious at this point.”
Notes: Rookie offensive guard Jaimie Thomas (knee) returned to practice Thursday. … Expected to miss the Lions game are cornerbacks Kelvin Hayden (hamstring), Michael Coe (groin) and Jacob Lacey (undisclosed), safety Matt Giordano (groin), defensive end Raheem Brock (hand), wide receiver Sam Giguere (leg), tight end Colin Cloherty (foot), and running back Mike Hart (ankle).
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