The toe injury that has bothered Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers the last two weeks will require offseason surgery to correct, NFL Network first reported Sunday.
Rivers, who turns 39 on Tuesday, has a plantar plate rupture to the big toe on his right foot, per the report.
He also has an active streak of 236 consecutive regular-season starts stretching back to the 2006 opener. Only Hall of Famer Brett Favre posted a longer streak among quarterbacks with 297 consecutive regular-season starts from 1992-2010.
Rivers injured the toe during a 34-31 win against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11 but still managed to play on Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Entering Week 13, he had completed 67.3% of his passes for 2,978 yards, 16 touchdowns, and nine interceptions through 11 starts this season as he’s helped the Colts remain in the hunt for the AFC South lead alongside the Tennessee Titans
Rivers signed a one-year, $25 million contract with the Colts in the offseason after playing his first 16 seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers.