Did the Colts coach agree with the call? He wouldn’t say.
“That’s what [the game officials] said,” Pagano concluded.
Offensive guard Donald Thomas (torn quad tendon) will miss the remainder of the season after he was hurt in the first quarter of the Miami game. He is scheduled to undergo surgery sometime this week. Thomas will be placed on the injured reserve list.
“Feel sick about it. He’s in good spirits and he’s a veteran and he’s a pro and he’ll know how to get himself rehab and get through it and be back better than ever next year,” Pagano said.
Heyward-Bey (shoulder/back/ribs) is expected to return to practice this week. He was hurt after falling awkwardly while attempting to catch a pass against the Dolphins. Heyward-Bey underwent an magnetic resonance imaging test after the game.
“MRI was negative. So he should be ready to go by Wednesday. If not then, Thursday. That’s good news,” Pagano said.
The injury was initially announced as a rib issue. Pagano later talked about Heyward-Bey’s shoulder.
“I think it’s his whole backside, the way he landed. He’s got a little bit of everything back there. Again, the MRI was negative. It’s a little bit of shoulder, little bit of rib, little bit of back,” he explained.
Tight end Dwayne Allen (hip), meanwhile, will still be listed as day-to-day heading into this week’s road game with San Francisco. Allen was hurt early in the season-opening win at Oakland and did not play in the loss to the Dolphins.
Running back Miguel Maysonet was signed to the team’s practice squad Monday.
Maysonet (5-10, 210) was originally signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent on April 29 and was waived on May 20. He was then signed by the Cleveland Browns, who waived him on Aug. 30.
With Thomas going down with his injury, look for Indianapolis to probably add another offensive lineman to either the active roster or the practice squad today.
Upcoming games Sunday at San Francisco (1-1) Sept. 29 at Jacksonville (0-2) Oct. 6 Seattle (2-0) Oct. 14 at San Diego (1-1) Oct. 20 Denver (2-0)