OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
28 minutes ago

Luck has soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder and received a cortisone shot, GM Chris Ballard announced. He won't practice this week, but the Colts are not placing him on injured reserve, according to Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star

EDGE Analysis

Ballard said the soreness is not unusual, but this will set back his possible return date as he likely needs a few weeks of practice without soreness before appearing in a game. While Ballard said this didn't mean Luck's season is over, his window to return this year continues to get smaller.

OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
6 days ago

Luck (right shoulder) is slated to work at practice Thursday and Saturday, Mike Chappell of CBS 4 News Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

The QB has already been ruled out for Monday's game against the Titans, but he's now set to progress to limited work in 7-on-7 drills with the scout team, per Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis. While the Colts haven't set a precise timetable for Luck's return to game action, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star suggests that the odds are stacked against the QB returning in Week 7 against the Jaguars, with Week 8 seemingly a more plausible target. In the meantime, Jacoby Brissett will helm the 2-3 squad's offense.

OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
1 week ago6 Comments

Luck (shoulder) will not play this week against Tennessee, head coach Chuck Pagano announced Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Luck is expected to practice for a second consecutive week as he works his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. He'll likely increase his activity, but there were reports over the weekend that he may not play until November, but the Colts have not released an official timetable. Jacoby Brissett will start again this week against the TItans.

OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
1 week ago

Luck (shoulder) is considered highly doubtful to suit up in any of the Colts' four games in October, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Luck took a step forward by practicing this week on a limited basis, he'll still need multiple weeks of sharing reps with interim starter Jacoby Brissett following a long layoff from offseason shoulder surgery before the Colts feel comfortable clearing their franchise quarterback to play. Luck had previously been limited to throwing on the side for multiple weeks as part of a measured strength program, and after making it through that step of the recovery process without incident, he'll incrementally raise his level of involvement in practice throughout October with an eye on making his 2017 debut around midseason. In the meantime, Brissett, who has performed acceptably since displacing Scott Tolzien as the interim starter in Week 2, should continue to lead the Indianapolis offense until Luck returns.

OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 weeks ago5 Comments

Though Luck (right shoulder) has resumed practicing, ESPN's Mike Wells suggests that the QB is "likely still a few weeks away from playing in a game."

EDGE Analysis

Luck, who was a limited practice participant Wednesday, won't practice Thursday in order order to focus on rehab work, but he's slated to return to the field Friday. While the Colts haven't presented a precise timetable for Luck's return to game action, it is acknowledged that he won't play this weekend, setting the stage for Jacoby Brissett to start his fourth straight game at QB on Sunday against the 49ers in Indianapolis.

OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 weeks ago3 Comments

Luck (shoulder) is slated to return to practice Wednesday, focus on rehab Thursday and then return to practice on Friday, the Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, Luck will initially participate in individual drills Wednesday, then work with trainers for the remainder of the Colts' practice session. Though the QB's return to practice is a significant milestone, he'll be eased back into the mix gradually, with the team slated to limit and monitor the number of throws Luck makes on a daily basis. With that in mind, there is not a precise timetable for Luck's return to game action, but at this stage, it's assumed that he'll remain out for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 weeks ago

Luck (shoulder) is expected to work his way back into practice this week, Mike Chappell of of CBS 4 News Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Colts' general manager Chris Ballard indicated on a radio show Monday evening that the Colts will, "slowly start working [Luck] back into practice this week." While the team having a plan in place is certainly cause for optimism, it does not sound as though a return to game action is in the immediate future. Luck will likely need two or three weeks of concentrated practice before he will be ready to take snaps under center on a game day. Oct. 16 against the Titans would likely be his earliest possible return date, while Oct. 22 at home against the Jaguars would be more likely. However. it remains to be seen how quickly the team integrates their franchise quarterback into practice, and how his shoulder reacts to the work.

OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 weeks ago

Luck (right shoulder) will not practice this week, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports. "He's one week away," coach Chuck Pagano noted of the QB's status on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

While it appears as though Luck will return to practice as soon as next week, the expectation in any case, is that he won't be rushed into game action. With that in mind, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star suggests that "you'd think the absolute earliest he returns is Week 6 in Tennessee." While that's hardly a concrete timetable, it's still reasonable to expect that Jacoby Brissett is in line for two more starts at QB for the Colts, at a minimum.

OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 weeks ago

Colts coach Chuck Pagano confirmed that Luck (shoulder) will not return for Week 4 in Seattle, Mike Chappell of of CBS 4 News Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Colts are hopeful Luck can resume practicing as soon as this week, but he's expected to need quite a bit of time before he's cleared to play in a game. Even Week 5 seems highly optimistic, though Pagano was only willing to rule the quarterback out for one more game as of Monday. Jacoby Brissett will start against the Seahawks on Sunday.

OUTAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 weeks ago

Though Luck (right shoulder) could return to practice as soon as this week, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star suggests that the QB is expected to "need significant practice time" before he sees game action.

EDGE Analysis

Luck is thus inching toward an eventual return to action, with Jacoby Brissett, who led the Colts to 31-28 win over the Browns on Sunday, slated to handle the team's QB duties in the meantime. While a target date for Luck's first game in 2017 has not yet been mapped out, it seems pretty safe to assume that his season debut will not occur in Week 4.