PITTSBURGH — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has exited today's Week 9 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a knee injury; his return is questionable.
Brissett suffered the injury while attempting a pass early in the second quarter; a teammate was pushed into Brissett's left leg, causing him to go to the ground in pain. After being tended to on the field by trainers, he would jog off of the field under his own power before going into the medical tent on the sideline.
Brissett then jogged to the locker room with less than a minute to go before halftime.
Two plays after Brissett left the game, Colts backup quarterback Brian Hoyer found tight end Jack Doyle for an 11-yard touchdown on a slant route to put the Colts up, 10-3.
Before leaving the game, Brissett was off to a solid start, completing 4-of-5 passes for 59 yards and a passer rating of 115.8, connecting with three different receivers.
The Colts will move forward with Hoyer under center, whose first pass of the season — and as a member of the Colts — was the touchdown throw to Doyle.
Hoyer went into halftime having completing 7-of-9 passes (77.8 percent) for 71 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. His 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Zach Pascal put the Colts back on top just before halftime. Hoyer's interception, meanwhile, was returned 96 yards for a touchdown by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.