Colts LB Justin Hickman likely out for the season

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts’ linebacking group will likely have to add a new player after Sunday’s loss to the Bills in the preseason opener.

On Monday head coach Chuck Pagano said that linebacker Justin Hickman will likely miss the season with a Lisfranc injury suffered in the second quarter of the Colts 44-20 loss to Buffalo Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“Got the x-rays back and the MRI and he’s going to require surgery, which more than likely will cost him his season, unfortunately,” said Pagano. “Hick, he’s done an outstanding job for us and he was having a good ball game and a good camp. Obviously just feel sick for Justin and all those type of things.

“That hurts us to lose a guy, hurts us to lose anybody, but obviously feel bad for Hick.”

The second-year player out of UCLA played in 12 games for the Colts as a rookie in 2012, making seven tackles. He was expected to compete for playing time at inside linebacker this fall.

For cornerback Cassius Vaughn (Wrist) and defensive tackle Montori Hughes (Stinger), the prognosis is more day-to-day according to Pagano. Quinton Spears (hamstring) will likely be out for a week or two