Colts QB Philip Rivers misses time with toe injury but returns to game
A quarterback who is on the field for almost an entire quarter at a time is bound to take some hits.
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers left the game after taking a couple of shots from Green Bay defenders in the second half Sunday.
He was busy over that stretch as the Colts defense had held the Packers to two three-and-outs in the first 18 minutes of the second half.
Jacoby Brissett came in on a third-and-3 play, and a handoff netting 0 yards. The Colts settled for a 32-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship to tie the score at 28.
After the Colts forced and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Brissett was in for the first play. Rivers returned on the second, but appeared to be favoring his right foot.
The Colts stalled again, taking the lead on another Blankenship field goal.
Rivers said after the game that he hurt a toe on his right foot.
"Hopefully it doesn't get too sore, and we'll continue to roll," he said.
Rivers remained in the rest of the Colts' 34-31 overtime victory, finishing with 288 yards on 24-of-36 accuracy. He passed for three touchdowns and one interception and was sacked once.