The Indianapolis Colts quarterback missed Wednesday's practice after his wife, Tiffany, had triplets.
Colts coach Jim Caldwell said Orlovsky was expected back in town Wednesday night and should practice Thursday. Caldwell would only say Orlovsky was absent for "personal reasons."
But backup quarterback Curtis Painter, who took the first-team snaps Wednesday, said Orlovsky's wife had delivered the three boys.
Orlovsky, who's in his seventh NFL season, has won two in a row for the Colts since replacing Painter four games ago. Orlovsky had lost his first nine career starts.
Orlovsky is the second Colts quarterback to welcome multiple children this year. Peyton Manning and his wife, Ashley, have eight-month-old twins.
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