AP source: X-rays on Colts LB Brackett's right hand negative

INDIANAPOLIS -- A person with knowledge of the results told The Associated Press that Colts linebacker Gary Brackett isn't expected to miss significant time after X-rays on his injured right hand were negative.

The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because the team hasn't disclosed a diagnosis.

Brackett was injured during Thursday night's 59-24 preseason loss at Green Bay when he appeared to hit his hand on the helmet of teammate Philip Wheeler. Brackett is the Colts' defensive captain and signed a five-year, $33 million contract in March.

Brackett isn't likely to play next Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals because the Colts traditionally bench most of their starters in the preseason finale.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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