Sep 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (81) makes a catch during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts' Darrius Heyward-Bey leaves game with rib injury

While the Indianapolis Colts aren’t exactly weak at wide receiver, they’re not exactly overstocked either. That’s not good news considering they may have lost Darrius Heyward-Bey for the next few weeks.

Heyward-Bey was forced to leave today’s game with what the team is calling a rib injury, though, they would not speculate any further as to how significant the injury is.

The former Oakland Raider wideout was being used in a third receiver role for the Colts, a role that Griff Whalen took over after Heyward-Bey departed.

Judging from the replay, it appears Heyward-Bay was hurt on a screen pass and could be seen on the sidelines grimacing pretty heavily and looking to have trouble catching his breath. It could be a broken rib (or multiple) which would cost the receiver at minimum a few weeks of recovery time, though, that’s simply speculation as the Colts have yet to take an x-ray (or at least release it to the public).

A far better case would be bruised ribs, which would likely deem Heyward-Bay as a day to day candidate.

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