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Colts to miss QB Luck for up to six weeks

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is tackled by Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan early in the fourth quarter on Sunday. This is the hit on which Luck is believed to have suffered a lacerated kidney.

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is tackled by Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan early in the fourth quarter on Sunday. This is the hit on which Luck is believed to have suffered a lacerated kidney.

INDIANAPOLIS — Two days after their biggest win of the season, the Colts dealt with their biggest loss.

Franchise quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to miss perhaps six weeks with a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle, injuries sustained late in Sunday's victory over Denver.

"When you take a hit to a franchise quarterback, it is a tough blow," coach Chuck Pagano said Tuesday. "We've been through a lot in this 2015 season, but I know this will galvanize us even more."

Pagano said he believed Luck was injured in the first minute of the fourth quarter when he tried to scramble for a first down near the Denver goal line. Linebacker Danny Trevathan squared up on Luck from the front while defensive end Vance Walker hit Luck hard on the side of his left shoulder, bending him over awkwardly.

Luck, who never came out of the game and threw a touchdown pass on the next play, is not expected to need surgery.

Hasselbeck 40, will take over as he did last month when Luck missed two games with an injured right shoulder. Hasselbeck won both. Indy took another precaution Tuesday by bringing former Monmouth quarterback Alex Tanney back to the practice squad.

Randle ban: The league suspended running back Joseph Randle, a week after the Cowboys released him, for four games under its personal conduct policy. The NFL had investigated Randle's arrest in February in his hometown of Wichita, Kan., though police declined to pursue charges after a domestic disturbance complaint.

Raider investigated: Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, who played in college at Miami, was being investigated for possibly taunting a police dog before Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, authorities said. According to ESPN, the offense would be a third-degree felony in Pennsylvania if he were found guilty.

Bears: The league suspended offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje for four games for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Bengals: First-round draft pick Cedric Ogbuehi was cleared to practice, giving the offensive tackle a chance to play this season. The Bengals took Ogbuehi 21st overall though he was still recovering after tearing an ACL in Texas A&M's bowl game.

Broncos: Cornerback Aqib Talib, a former Buc, will sit out Sunday's game against the Chiefs on Sunday after losing his appeal of a one-game suspension for poking a player in the eye.

Browns: Coach Mike Pettine said quarterback Josh McCown, out with injured ribs, will start Sunday against Pittsburgh if he's able. Pettine said he thinks a healthy McCown is a better option than Johnny Manziel, who started in Thursday's loss to Cincinnati.

Chargers: Receiver Malcom Floyd, who is playing his last season, left Monday night's loss to the Bears with a shoulder injury after making a diving attempt at a pass.

Jets: Former Texans kicker Randy Bullock signed to replace Nick Folk, who is out for the season with an injured quadriceps.

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