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Session played through severe injuries in Colts' win over Texans

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Clint Session played through a dislocated elbow and fractured forearm Monday night, a league source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora.

Session reportedly suffered the injuries during the first half of Monday night's 30-17 win over the Texans but refused to come out and helped lead the Colts to a key divisional win.

Session is still dealing with the injuries and could miss considerable practice time, but he is not ruling himself out for this week's game against the Eagles. He was listed on this week's injury report with an injured elbow and sat out Wednesday's practice. Given the extremes he performed through Monday night, a final decision on his status might not come until game time.

Session's agent, Harold Lewis, could only confirm the injuries to Session's right arm.

"He played half a game with a dislocated elbow and a broken forearm, so it would take a lot more for him not to play," Lewis said.

He later said that Session hoped to be playing Sunday at Philadelphia.

"As far as I know, he is not going on injured reserve and he hopes to be playing this weekend," Lewis said.

Colts coach Jim Caldwell has provided no update on Session's status this week.

The latest news is another blow to the Colts' attempt to defend their AFC title.

The Colts already have 11 players on season-ending injured reserve, including All-Pro tight end Dallas Clark (wrist), safety Melvin Bullitt (safety), kick returner Devin Moore (nerve damage) and rookie cornerback Kevin Thomas (knee), a third-round pick who was injured during an offseason mini-camp.

That's only a partial list.

Safety Bob Sanders, the 2007 NFL defensive player of the year, hasn't played since the first quarter of the season opener because of a torn biceps muscle. Receiver Austin Collie missed Monday night's game after having surgery on his right thumb during the bye week. Collie was a full participant in Thursday's practice, an indication that he might play Sunday at Philadelphia.

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The news wasn't as good for the Colts' backfield. Running back Joseph Addai hasn't practiced since injuring a nerve in his left shoulder Oct. 17 at Washington and his replacement, Mike Hart, has missed both days of practice this week with a sore ankle after running for a career-high 84 yards against the Texans.

Now, Session joins the list for the second time this year. He missed two games in September with a hamstring injury.

"All I know is that one of my associates was at the game, and he said the guy was a friggin' animal," Lewis said. "Somehow he got through it."

Session finished the game with eight tackles and his first sack of the season. He is fourth on the team in tackles with 38 and is one of the Colts' most energetic players.

He went down with 6:14 left in the first half after tackling Andre Johnson 1-yard short of a first down on third-and-10. Session stayed out for the rest of the first half, when Houston ran only three more plays, but he was back in the lineup at the start of the second half and played the rest of the night.

Session is in the final year of his contract. The Colts secured linebacker Gary Brackett to a long-term deal before the season and are generally proactive about securing young talent.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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