Andrew Luck
QB FA
Tue 8/13/19 8:20 PM

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.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Tue 8/13/19 9:17 AM

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.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Mon 8/12/19 10:50 AM

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.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Sun 8/11/19 11:22 AM1 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.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Fri 8/9/19 2:29 PM

Luck (calf) will not participate in the next three practices, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Frank Reich said that Luck is still dealing with some pain, so it looks like the Colts are going to continue to be cautious with their starting quarterback. Luck has insisted that he will be ready for the start of the regular season, but he will continue to be monitored on a week-to-week basis. Expect another update to come at some point in the middle of next week.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Mon 8/5/19 6:30 PM

Luck said he has no doubt he'll be ready for the start of the regular season, but he still is a little concerned about his calf injury, according to Peter King of NBC Sports. "At times I do worry about it. It can be frustrating," Luck said.

EDGE Analysis

Luck isn't practicing this week after a setback to a calf strain that also kept him off the field in offseason workouts. While three MRIs showed nothing more than a strain, Luck has slightly left the door open that the calf problem could linger. Luck and the team say they are confident that he'll be ready for Week 1, but fantasy owners should closely watch his status given that a 2015 torn shoulder labrum ultimately kept Luck out of the entire 2017 campaign despite routine updates suggesting the contrary.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Sat 8/3/19 4:14 PM

Luck (calf) will not practice next week according to head coach Frank Reich, Zak Keefer of The Athleticreports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck has been spotted throwing and running during walkthroughs at practice, so it's not as if the star quarterback has been completely limited during training camp. Still, the status of Luck's calf is worth monitoring considering the injury has lingered since the start of June's OTAs and will keep him out of the team's preseason opener against the Bills. The 29-year-old "absolutely" expects to be ready to go Week 1, but fantasy owners should view the situation with at least some skepticism considering a 2015 torn shoulder labrum ultimately kept Luck out of the entire 2017 season campaign despite routine updates suggesting the contrary.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Tue 7/30/19 12:27 PM

Luck (calf) "absolutely" expects to be available for Week 1 action, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The QB, who is currently dealing with a calf strain, noted Tuesday that he's undergone X-rays, while adding that his "Achilles is not at extra risk, there is no tear or swelling indicated." Additionally, it has been determined that Luck won't require any sort of surgery to address the issue. Per George Bremer of the Anderson Herald Bulletin, the time off that Luck (who has felt pain in both his ankle and calf) plans to take this week is "about resolving the issue moving forward and not dealing with it into the regular season." In Luck's absence, Jacoby Brissett is in line to see added work with the Colts' first-team offense.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Tue 7/30/19 11:00 AM

Luck (calf) won't practice the next two days, nor will he play in the preseason opener against Buffalo on Aug. 8, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

A calf strain kept Luck off the field throughout the offseason program and now is limiting his participation in training camp. Coach Frank Reich admits the quarterback is still dealing with pain, but Reich also said Luck likely would be able to play if the Colts had a regular-season game this upcoming weekend, per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis. Reich said it's too early to know if Luck will play in the second or third week of the preseason, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Fri 7/26/19 5:51 PM

Luck participated in 7-on-7 drills at Friday's practice, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports. "He looked sharp," coach Frank Reich said. "His drops looked good, everything on schedule."

EDGE Analysis

A strained calf kept Luck sidelined during OTAs and mandatory minicamp, and his lack of throws (at least to teammates) extended into the time between the offseason program and training camp. With two sessions now behind him, he's generated a positive spin from Reich, who likely approved of his 9-for-9 showing Friday. Expect Luck to continue ramping up his workload as he prepares for perhaps one exhibition outing in advance of the regular season.