The Indianapolis Colts have ruled 11 players out of Friday night’s preseason opener against Minnesota, including five starters.
Pro Bowl safety Antoine Bethea, cornerback Kelvin Hayden, right tackle Ryan Diem, tight end Dallas Clark and wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez are all on the list.
Bethea is out with a cracked bone in his right hand. Clark has a slight concussion. Hayden has been resting a hamstring injury and Diem has been out with a back injury.
Gonzalez is a new addition to the injury list. Coach Jim Caldwell blamed a strained hamstring.
Bob Sanders, the NFL’s 2007 defensive player of the year, remains on the physically unable to perform list.
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