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PITTSBURGH — Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant says he took an “intentional” late hit from Indianapolis Colts safety Matthias Farley while on the ground during Saturday’s 19-15 loss.

While discussing how he bulked up in the offseason to prepare for NFL physicality, Bryant referenced a screen play early in the second quarter that resulted in a gang tackle. Cornerback Vontae Davis brought Bryant down by his right ankle, and with his left knee down, Farley flew in for an upper-body hit.
“I feel better about my body and my ability on the field. I don’t have to worry about taking so many injuries from different plays like yesterday where he tried to hurt me,” Bryant told ESPN. “Just making sure my body feels good and I stay in shape.”

Asked about the nature of the hit, Bryant said it was “definitely intentional.”

“I was already on the ground. It is what it is,” Bryant said. “My foot was already bent. … [Farley] just came in and hit me.”

Replays showed Bryant getting bent backward on the play, but he got up on his own.

Bryant, who is under conditional reinstatement after missing all of 2016 for multiple drug offenses, lost 3 yards on the play and finished the game with 23 yards on five catches.

He is the Steelers’ starting No. 2 receiver after recording 15 total touchdowns in his first 21 NFL games.

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The Indianapolis Colts realistically expect quarterback Andrew Luck(Andrew Luck Jersey) to miss at least? a month with a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle, league sources told ESPN’s Ed Werder.

The Colts announced Tuesday that Luck would be out two to six weeks after suffering the injuries in Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos.

But despite the two-to-six-week timeline, the Colts are prepared for Luck to be sidelined longer than the minimum projection, sources told Werder.

The San Diego Chargers placed star wide receiver Keenan Allen on season-ending injured reserve last week with a lacerated kidney because they were told he wouldn’t recover for at least six weeks and would not be cleared for contact even then.

Luck and Allen play different positions, and it is not clear whether the severity of their injuries is the same, league sources told Werder.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Tuesday that Luck likely will not need surgery but called the injury “one heck of a blow.”

“You don’t want to lose anybody, especially your starting quarterback,” Pagano said. “Our guys will respond like they always do. We’ve been through a ton already this season and in the past, and we’ll get through it.”

Luck, according to Pagano, was injured when he scrambled on a second-and-9 play and took a hit from Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan in the fourth quarter Sunday. Luck remained in the game and threw a touchdown pass to Ahmad Bradshaw on the next play.

Veteran Matt Hasselbeck will start at quarterback during Luck’s absence. Hasselbeck, 40, won both of his starts earlier this season when Luck was out with a right shoulder injury.

The Colts, who lead the AFC South with a 4-5 record, have a bye this weekend and play at Atlanta on Nov. 22.