QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
9 hours ago

Luck (calf/ankle) hasn't practiced since July 28, but he's been a regular participant in walk-through sessions and has been working with throwing specialist Tom House, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck has stayed busy during his absence from practice, with the recent work including an on-field workout prior to Saturday's preseason loss to the Browns. He's already been ruled out of practice through the end of this week, but the Colts remain optimistic about having him ready for Week 1 at Los Angeles. Given that he's still dealing with pain, Luck may not have his usual mobility if he does in fact make it back for the opener. For what it's worth, top wideout T.Y. Hilton said he isn't at all worried about the situation, and coach Frank Reich suggested Luck's mental preparation shouldn't be impacted by the absence from live practices. In the meantime, Jacoby Brissett will quarterback the first-team offense in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Bears.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
2 days ago

Luck (calf/ankle) will not practice this week, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, a "combination of full-speed movement and pain threshold" is what's keeping the QB from practicing at this stage. Luck's workout in advance of this past Saturday's preseason game against the Browns provided some promising optics, but the fact that he's not practicing this week doesn't exactly help his chances of being ready to start the Colts' regular-season opener. As long as Luck is sidelined, Jacoby Brissett will handle the first-team QB reps.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
5 days ago

Luck (calf/ankle) displayed decent mobility during a workout before Saturday's preseason game against the Browns, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Among the drills, Luck moved side-to-side, stepped over bags, and set his feet before making throws, per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis. While the optics of the activity are obvious, the Colts likely wouldn't have allowed Luck to work out in such a fashion if his left calf and ankle couldn't handle it. His next step will be to take the practice field in some capacity before next Saturday's exhibition versus the Bears. After that game, coach Frank Reich is expected to make a decision on the Week 1 starting quarterback between Luck and backup Jacoby Brissett.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
7 days ago

The Colts have "guarded optimism" regarding Luck's (calf/ankle) ability to be ready for Week 1 against the Chargers in Los Angeles, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck will have to make quick progress with his injury, which initially was termed a strained calf but also involves a high-ankle issue. The reason? Coach Frank Reich wants to make a decision on his starting quarterback for the regular-season opener after the Colts' third preseason game on Aug. 24. Upcoming practices may go a long way to determining whether Luck is on pace for game action on Sept. 8, but the veteran signal-caller hasn't practiced in weeks. If Luck is deemed unable to play Week 1, Reich will turn to Jacoby Brissett under center.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
1 week ago

Coach Frank Reich would like to make a decision on the Week 1 starting quarterback between Luck (calf/ankle) and Jacoby Brissett after the Colts' third preseason game on Aug. 24 against the Bears, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Because GM Chris Ballard is of the belief that Luck won't make an appearance during exhibition season, the veteran signal-caller likely will have to return to practice and make significant progress to gain the Colts' confidence. Previously diagnosed with a strained left calf, Luck also is tending to a high-ankle issue, a combination that has allowed for just three training camp practices to date. While Luck focuses on rehabilitation, the Colts will continue to give Brissett first-team reps in preparation for potential life without the former to kick off the campaign.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
1 week ago

Colts general manager Chris Ballard doesn't expect Luck (calf/ankle) to play in the preseason, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, injury rehab will be the focus for Luck, and the QB "will need to get in a certain amount of practice time in order to be ready for the start of the regular season." Meanwhile, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin relays that the Colts "believe once they get (Luck's) ankle pain under control, things will progress quickly." In any case, there's no concrete timetable for the signal-caller's return to practice, and it can't be considered a lock that he'll be ready in time for Week 1 action. While Luck's situation plays out, Jacoby Brissett will continue to handle the Colts' first-team QB reps.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
1 week ago

General manager Chris Ballard said Tuesday that Luck, who was known to be battling a calf strain, is now a dealing with high-ankle issue as well, ESPN's Mike Wells reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ballard also noted that Luck will "most likely" not play in the preseason. In regard to the QB's Week 1 status, Indy's GM added "we're three and a half weeks away from regular season, so I'm not ready to say (Luck's regular season is in jeopardy)." In Luck's continued absence, Jacoby Brissett will handle the Colts' first-team QB reps.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
1 week ago

Colts owner Jim Irsay said Luck's injury involves a "small little bone" issue, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury has been reported as a calf strain dating back to May when Luck was held out of spring practices. The new information explains why he still feels pain three months later and has participated in just three practices at training camp. Irsay did say he's "very confident" about Luck overcoming the issue, which could be interpreted as optimism about the quarterback's recovery, or rather as optimism about his ability to play through the injury once the regular season begins. Luck was held out of the preseason opener and doesn't seem to have any chance at playing in Saturday's exhibition against the Browns.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
1 week ago

Luck (calf) won't participate in joint practices with the Browns this week, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck was held out of Thursday's preseason opener and didn't practice over the weekend. He isn't expected to need surgery or believed to be at risk of suffering a more serious injury, but it's nonetheless concerning that his calf strain from the spring still hasn't healed. The Colts surely will hold Luck out for their second game of the preseason Saturday against Cleveland, allowing Jacoby Brissett to get the start.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (6)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Luck (calf) attended practice Sunday on the sidelines wearing a red jersey, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck didn't travel with the Colts to their preseason game Thursday and hadn't been seen at most of the nine practices he's missed due to a setback to his calf injury. It's not clear when he may return. While this may be a sign of progress, he'll need to step on the practice field before we can be more confident he'll be ready for the regular season. Luck and the team have said they're confident he'll be ready for Week 1, but Luck also said he is dealing with some pain in his calf after missing all of spring workouts due to the issue.