- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Art Jones will have surgery on his injured left ankle, coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday night.

Pagano provided the update following Indy’s 9-6 loss to Cincinnati in their traditional preseason finale.

Jones was expected to be a major component in improving Indy’s inconsistent run defense.

The Colts may now need to find help with a trade or on the waiver wire.

Jones missed seven games last season with a right ankle injury. After the season, he acknowledged that he struggled to push off the leg - even when he did play.

Indy signed the 6-foot-3, 320-pound Jones to a five-year, $33 million deal in 2014.


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