Friday, September 18, 2009

Baskett will be replacement to injured Colts WR Gonzalez

The Indianapolis Colts had to choose former Eagles WR Hank Baskett to replace their starting wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez, who sprained ligaments in his right knee and would have to be out for up to two months.

The third-year receiver Gonzalez was injured during the 14-12 victory over Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Coach Jim Caldwell said that he would be out longer than the Colts first feared, so they had to find a proper replacement and their choice is Baskett.

"Since Anthony's going to be out a while, hopefully we can catch him up as soon as possible," QB Peyton Manning said about Baskett. "It's a lot of offense to learn in a couple of days, but he's a veteran, so he could help us."

Baskett is 6-4, 220 pounds and is bigger than any other Indy receiver. His joining will give the Colts some intriguing possibilities. His records with the Eagles were 72 career receptions for 1,052 yards and six TDs.

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