Right-footed kicker Adam Vinatieri has a broken bone in his left foot, The Indianapolis Star reported Thursday.
"That's what he told us about a week and a half ago," Vinatieri's mother, Judy, told the paper. "They sent him to a specialist. They found a small broken bone in his foot."
The Indianapolis Colts have characterized the injury as a damaged ligament in the ankle and said the kicker is day-to-day. It is unclear whether Vinatieri will play when the team opens against the Giants Sept. 10.
"Probably day-to-day or maybe week-to-week," Judy Vinatieri told the Star. "He never said a word to us about that."