According to Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, Slauson said he broke two vertebrae in his spine during last Thursday’s game against the Patriots. He suffered the injury in the third quarter, and didn’t realize until after the game how serious the damage was.
“I had no idea how close I was to changing my family’s life,” Slauson said, referring to the risk of paralysis.
Slauson played all 83 snaps during the game.
The Colts signed Slauson this offseason to lend some stability to both the offensive line and the locker room. He suggested he wanted to return next year, since he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent.