Joseph Addai hurt, unlikely to start next week

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 03: Running back Joseph Addai #29 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 3, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Running back Joseph Addai #29 of the Indianapolis Colts Marc Serota/Getty Images

(CBS/AP) - The hits keep coming for the Colts. While still searching for their first win of the season - and still coming to grips with Peyton Manning's fragile neck - Colts faithful now have to deal with Joseph Addai's hamstring. The running back was sidelined last Sunday and there are indications that Addai will be unavailable for their next game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Indianapolis has gone so far as to activate Darren Evans from the practice squad. Evans, an undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech, was Indiana's Mr. Football in 2006.

The Colts haven't said for sure whether or not Addai will start. But as Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star points out, "hamstring injuries tend to linger."