#MIAvsIND Injury Updates:
QB Jacoby Brissett has been downgraded to OUT.
CB Pierre Desir has been downgraded to DOUBTFUL.
– Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 9, 2019
Coach Frank Reich commented that Brissett could play against Miami "with a little risk" of making the sprain worse from the quarterback who, as the coach told Joel A. Erickson of IndyStar's, was limited to participating in the team's practices during the week.
The injury, which leaves out the next meeting to Brissett as the team announced, it happened during the second quarter in the Heinz Field when the guard Quenton Nelson he fell on the ankle and then the left leg of the passer when losing the battle in the line of strike against the defensive. Brissett fell to the floor and left the field.
The fall of Brissett represents the second team of its starting pin in the season, after Andrew Luck Will opt for withdrawal before starting the calendar.
Hoyer, from the bench
The absence of Brissett in the grid forced Frank Reich to go with your substitute, Brian Hoyer. The quarterback of Michigan State will make his headline debut behind center with Indianapolis and it will also be the first time that Hoyer be in charge of taking the reins of the offensive on the first play since he did it with San Francisco 49ers on October 15, 2017, when in Week 6 they lost 26-24 against Washington Redskins
During the Hoyer period in San Francisco, the passer started the first six games of the calendar. In his stay at the bay, the 34-year-old quarterback finished with 0-6 holder mark, where completed 58 percent of his passes, valid for 1,245 yards (207.5 per game), four scoring passes and the same number of interceptions, as well as a 74.1 point pin rating.
That same season, Hoyer set off back to New england and the future of San Francisco painted better with the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo, who now leads the team as the only undefeated of the NFL.