Harrison, Morris hurt knees while Henry sprains ankle

Updated: October 1, 2007, 12:01 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Tony Dungy has coached long enough to know not to look at early injury reports. Sometimes, it takes a couple of days to digest the cost of victory.

"Once, Dallas Clark [supposedly] had an ACL and was going to be out for the year and he was back," Dungy said.

Marvin Harrison


Wide Receiver
Indianapolis Colts


2007 Season Stats
Rec Yds TD Avg Long YAC
16 223 1 13.9 42 42

The Colts suffered some losses during their 38-20 victory over the Broncos Sunday. Outside linebacker Rob Morris did suffer what is expected to be a season-ending knee injury. Wide receiver Marvin Harrison had a leg rolled up on a blocking play and suffered a knee injury. He came back in the game but only lasted two plays.

Halfback Joseph Addai injured a shoulder, but he could have finished the game. Safety Bob Sanders injured his ribs. The injury list was long and concerning.

"I really don't know what the status is yet," Dungy said. "I hesitate to even think. We had a couple of knees but don't know the extent of them. It was a physical game."

Broncos halfback Travis Henry was tackled on his knee and also had to leave the game. Though he was able to return, he was limping noticeably afterward. Rookie defensive tackle Marcus Thomas sprained a knee.

"You just hope and pray these guys are going to be OK," Colts quarterback Peyton Manning said. "Certainly, today it seemed like a lot. We had a lot of new faces in there. Coach Dungy always says guys got to be ready to step up and step in and we did that, but you hope we can get some of these guys back."

Henry, who rushed 24 times for 121 yards and is the Broncos' top rusher, was hurt when Freddie Keiaho tackled him after a 1-yard gain and Henry's right leg was caught underneath.

He stayed on the field and clasped his face mask with both hands before he limped to the bench, where doctors worked on his ankle.

Harrison was hurt when two players ran into him while Harrison was blocking for Addai late in the first quarter. Harrison limped off the field, missed one play, then caught his first pass of the game. He remained on the field for the final four plays of Indy's first touchdown drive.

But after coming off the field following the drive, he consulted with team doctors and went to the locker room.

Harrison is the Colts' career leader in receptions, yards receiving and touchdown catches and ranks fourth on the NFL's career reception list (1,039).

Morris, who missed the Colts' last two games with an abdominal strain, was hurt when Denver tight end Daniel Graham was blocking him on a running play. Morris crumpled to the ground, took off his helmet and put his hands on his face before being helped onto a golf cart and taken off the field. There was no immediate comment from the team on Morris' injury.

Morris was the Colts' first-round choice in 2000 and was a key ingredient in Indy's Super Bowl run after moving from middle linebacker to outside linebacker, where he regained the starting job late last season.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer