Report: Colts lose guard Jack Mewhort to knee injury

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Offensive tackle Jack Mewhort #75 of the Indianapolis Colts lines up against the New York Jets during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts’ offensive line might have taken a major hit Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Starting left guard Jack Mewhort might have suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first half, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. Citing an unnamed source, Rapoport tweeted it’s believed Mewhort tore his anterior cruciate ligament.

“Mewhort’s got a knee,’’ coach Chuck Pagano said. “He’s going to get an MRI. I don’t know the severity of it, to be honest with you at this point.

“We’ll know more (Sunday).’’

Asked about the report of Mewhort tearing his ACL, Pagano quickly deflected it.

“Whoever reports, they aren’t doctors,’’ he said. “Until I get the MRI back, we’ll let you guys know what it is.’’

Again, losing Mewhort would be a significant hit to the Colts’ offense.

A 2014 third-round draft pick, Mewhort had started 30 games the last two seasons.

In line to replace Mewhort would be either Jon Harrison or rookie Joe Haeg, even though the latter missed the Eagles game with an ankle injury.

The Colts also were without right tackle Joe Reitz (back) against the Eagles.

If Haeg heals in time for the Sept. 11 opener against Detroit, quarterback Andrew Luck could play behind a line featuring two rookies – Haeg and center Ryan Kelly.

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