JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Linebacker Paul Posluszny had surgery on his broken right hand on Wednesday but hasn’t been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Colts.
“I think what we have to determine is one, medical,” said coach Gus Bradley. “Is he cleared with his surgery and where is he at and this soon can he play? That’s first and foremost. Two, the other decision is what effect will it have? What does he have on his hand? Is it a cast? What can he do and how can he take on blocks and things like that? I think we have to put all of those things together.”
We will know more about Posluszny’s status on Friday.
“He’s the leader, the quarterback of the defense, he does a lot of things,” said defensive coordinator Bob Babich when asked how would the potential loss of Posluszny impact the defense. “I think he was having one of his better years, whatever happens I don’t know. Any time you lose a leader and a guy that has been productive on the field, you’re not going to replace that. You have to go next guy up and figure out other ways and other players stepping up and taking that responsibility as far as they can play.”
Fellow linebacker Dan Skuta has missed three of the past four games with a groin injury. He practiced in full on Thursday and outside any setbacks it appears that he will play on Sunday.