INDIANAPOLIS -- Despite a torn ligament in his right knee, Indianapolis Colts starting center Jeff Saturday is not planning on surgery anytime soon.
"We are at the point where I'm letting it heal by itself. If anything were to happen, that can be an issue. But it's not what we are going to do. I'm not going to get surgery. Unless something else happens to it, I'm going to stay with the way it is now," he said Thursday.
Saturday said he consulted with team trainers and doctors and obtained another medical opinion before deciding to wait for surgery. All the doctors agreed there was no need for an invasive procedure now, he said.
Saturday said he did not know when he would resume practicing.
Either Steve Justice or Jamey Richard will likely start in place of Saturday against the Bears. Both players are rookies.
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