Jerraud Powers of Colts has surgery

Updated: December 7, 2010, 9:20 PM ET
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com

Indianapolis Colts starting cornerback Jerraud Powers had surgery Tuesday to repair his broken right forearm.

A source said doctors inserted six screws and a plate to repair the arm, which Powers broke in Sunday's loss to Dallas.

The Colts placed Powers on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon and filled his roster spot by re-signing running back Dominic Rhodes.

The Colts' other starting cornerback, Kelvin Hayden, missed last week's loss to Dallas with a neck injury. The team said he would not have practiced Monday if the Colts were on the field, but they had a day off.

The injury-ravaged Colts have lost tight end Dallas Clark and safety Melvin Bullitt for the season. Bob Sanders went down six minutes into the season-opener and hasn't played since.

The Colts are awaiting the returns of running back Joseph Addai, receiver Austin Collie and linebacker Clint Session. They carry a three-game losing streak into Tennessee.

The Titans have lost five in a row but are expected to get receiver Kenny Britt back in the lineup after a four-game layoff with a hamstring injury.

Paul Kuharsky covers the AFC South for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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