Colts Lose Foster for the Season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster will miss

the rest of the season after partially dislocating his right ankle.

Coach Jim Caldwell says Foster had season-ending surgery

Tuesday, less than 24 hours after sustaining a gruesome injury in

Monday night's loss at Tampa Bay.

While Caldwell said he didn't have an exact diagnosis during the

afternoon, Colts vice chairman Bill Polian confirmed the diagnosis

on his weekly radio show about four hours later.

Foster is expected to stay in Tampa until Thursday when team

owner Jim Irsay has promised to use his own plane to bring Foster


Polian also says Curtis Painter is likely to continue playing

after throwing two TD passes in his first career start Monday


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