The Colts got attention last season for failing to list quarterback Andrew Luck’s broken ribs on their injury report and they got attention on Wednesday for listing Luck as limited because of his right shoulder.
Luck had been running the first team without incident all offseason and preseason, which made his appearance on the injury report days before the opener something of a surprise. On Thursday, General Manager Ryan Grigson told Dan Dakich of 1070 The Fan that Luck’s limited day of work was all part of a plan to keep him “fresh going into the season.”
“No. He’s all good,” Grigson said. “I mean the guy’s thrown a zillion balls. The media’s seen it. [He was] in Anderson day in and day out throwing a ton of balls with a lot of velocity — even knocking some guys over. I don’t know. I guess you could sit there and look for something that’s not there, but I’m just saying he’s going to be ready for the game this weekend, and we have a plan that we think’s best for him, and one he feels good about, and that’s what we’re doing.”
Luck will start his first game since November 8 of last year when the Colts host the Lions on Sunday afternoon. Keeping him in good enough health to start the next 15 games as well will be a priority this season.