In a highly contested AFC South division, the Indianapolis Colts are missing a key player.

Colts QB Andrew Luck Remains In Concussion Protocol

Quarterback Andrew Luck remains in the concussion protocol, head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Tuesday.

Luck, who did not participate in Tuesday’s practice, suffered a concussion during the Colts’ 24-17 victory over Tennessee on Sunday. Indianapolis is set to host Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving.

The Colts (5-5) sit one game behind the Houston Texans in the tight AFC South, so the timing of Luck’s injury is terrible to say the least.

The Steelers routed the Colts the last two times they played.

Scott Tolzien will likely replace Luck as QB. Tolzien joined Indianapolis this year, and has been in the NFL as a backup for six seasons, and in his six appearances with the Green Bay Packers, produced a 1-5 TD-to-INT ratio and 67.1 passer rating.

Last year, when Luck was sidelined for nine games by injuries (shoulder, lacerated kidney), the Colts went 6-3. However, that was with since-retired veteran Matt Hasselbeck leading the offense.

In other NFL injury news as we head into Week 12, the Cincinnati Bengals placed running back Giovani Bernard on injured reserve with a torn ACL.

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid was placed on IR with a torn biceps Tuesday. Reid posted a picture on Instagram saying he was out of surgery and that the procedure had gone well.

Second-year Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs missed practice Tuesday. The Vikings will visit the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – NOVEMBER 08:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws the ball during the game against the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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