After Funchess breaks collarbone, Colts teammates fill in at his charity event

Devin Funchess (WTHR photo)
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Frank Reich says receiver Devin Funchess will be placed on injured reserve after having surgery on a broken collarbone.

Funchess was injured during Sunday's 30-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers while diving to catch a pass in the end zone in the final minute of regulation. T.Y. Hilton later scored and Marlon Mack added a 2-point conversion run to send the game to overtime.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Michigan product signed a one-year contract with Indy in March. Reich expects Funchess to return later this season, noting he was starting to develop chemistry with new starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Funchess spent his first four seasons in Carolina after the Panthers selected him in the second round of the 2015 draft.

On Monday evening, Funchess was scheduled to visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, but recovery from surgery prevented it.

In his place, three teammates picked up the task.

Jacoby Brissett, Quinton Nelson and Matt Adams surprised the kids during the organization's game night. They came bearing a gift from Funchess, a check for $7,500.

They also held a raffle for Colts game tickets, also courtesy of Funchess.

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