Pollard out two weeks; Harrison iffy

Updated: November 14, 2003, 4:17 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts starting tight end Marcus Pollard is expected to miss at least two games after spraining a knee ligament in practice.

Marcus Pollard
Pollard

Marvin Harrison
Harrison

Pollard injured his left knee Thursday when he got tangled with other players while blocking on a running play.

In addition to missing Pollard for Sunday's game against the New York Jets, the Colts expect wide receiver Marvin Harrison to sit out with a strained hamstring.

Pollard could be also be sidelined for Indianapolis' game against Buffalo on Nov. 23, coach Tony Dungy said.

Pollard has 23 receptions for 366 yards and two touchdowns this season. He's a big-play threat for the Colts -- he grabbed a 70-yard completion during Sunday's 28-23 loss to the Jaguars. The Colts struggled on offense in the last three quarters in the absence of Harrison.

Harrison is still officially listed as "doubtful" and might try to get on the field for Saturday's walk-through session.

But while Harrison said that his hamstring feels better than he expected, an MRI exam revealed that there is still swelling, and the chances Harrison will suit up against the Jets are virtually nil. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by tiny Troy Walters. The upshot of Harrison's absence is that tailback Edgerrin James, who complained last week about not getting enough "touches," figures to get the ball plenty against a Jets defense that ranks among the NFL's worst units versus the run.

Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli was used in this report.