INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts have placed defensive tackle Corey Simon on the non-football illness/injury list, meaning he is out for the rest of the season.
In a statement, team president Bill Polian said Simon has an injury that is not related to his August knee surgery.
"Fortunately, we are told it is not life-threatening, but it has severely limited Corey's ability to condition, practice or play and has been debilitating for him. We reached this decision reluctantly and only after extensive tests were run by our medical staff and many outside medical specialists, including those at the Mayo Clinic."
Polian also said that because of privacy laws, there will be no other details about Simon's illness and that he hopes the 6-foot, 2-inch, 300-pounder, who signed with the Colts last season, will be back next year.
"Corey now can devote himself to a complete and unhurried recovery," Polian said.
Simon, a 7-year veteran, has played in 91 NFL games.