Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was hospitalized this morning with an undisclosed illness.
The Colts announced in a statement today that Arians was “doing fine” but would not be in attendance to the AFC wild-card game today against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Colts wrote on Twitter:
“Coach Arians went to the hospital feeling ill this morning. Clyde Christensen will call plays today. Coach Arians is doing fine.”
Clyde Christensen is the Colts quarterback coach. Christensen has been with the Colts since 2002 and served as the offensive coordinator in 2008.
According to Sports Illustrated, Arians may have the flu. The Colts offensive coordinator missed practice earlier this week because he was sick with the flu and his recent hospitalization may be related to the illness.
The Colts have been battling illness all season. Their head coach, Chuck Pagano, was sidelined for most of the season to undergo treatment for leukemia. Pagano returned to the field last week for his first game since his medical leave of absence.
The Colts have managed an 11-5 record and will be playing in the AFC wildcard game this afternoon against the Baltimore Ravens.