Report: Andrew Luck has partial shoulder separation

AP

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said that quarterback Andrew Luck is “trending in the right direction” as he tries to return to the lineup on Thursday night against the Texans, something supported by the team’s decision to release Josh Johnson Monday after the veteran served as Matt Hasselbeck’s backup in the Week Four win over Jacksonville.

Luck missed that game with a right shoulder injury that Chris Hagan of FOX59 in Indianapolis reports is a partial separation, or subluxation, of his shoulder. Luck reportedly had an MRI done to assess the injury last week and that several doctors from around the country have been consulted about the best course for recovery.

Luck tested his arm on Saturday, but wasn’t ready to play against the Jaguars. He’ll do the same in practice for the next couple of days to determine if the upward trend he’s on takes him into the starting lineup on Thursday.

If he isn’t ready to go, the Colts will have to make another roster move that could bring Johnson back to Indy for a second week on the sideline.

54 responses to “Report: Andrew Luck has partial shoulder separation

  1. Seriously, the Colts do not need Andrew Luck in order to beat the Texans. How is this even up for debate? Sit him again Thursday night at minimum and go from there.

  2. bassplucker says:
    Oct 5, 2015 4:52 PM
    Seriously, the Colts do not need Andrew Luck in order to beat the Texans. How is this even up for debate? Sit him again Thursday night at minimum and go from there.
    ______________________________________
    You sure about that? The team that would have lost to the Titans AND the Jags if it weren’t for horrible kicking? These are not the same Colts as last year.

  3. Seems like a pretty good excuse they came up with to keep him off the field when judgement day comes to Indy on 10.18.

    Viewer discretion will be advised

  4. David Carr. As a Colts’ fan, this is what I am really starting to fear. The Texans drafted him, thought he was going to be the future. They put a HORRIBLE patchwork line in front of him (sound familiar?), and if you think what the Colts have now is bad, you weren’t around in 2001 when Carr was sacked 76 times. SEVENTY SIX. He followed that up a couple years later with another terrible line and he got sacked 68 times.

    Please note – I am not saying that David Carr was anywhere near what Andrew Luck is. I think Luck is something very special. With that said, Carr never had a prayer to be what he could have been thanks to a front office that didn’t get him a decent offensive line. I hope the same doesn’t happen to Luck, but with Grigson running the ship, I fear it might.

  5. Luck needs to stop throwing the ball to the other team so much. I get it he’s the next golden boy of the NFL. But he has to take responsibility for fixing his turnover ratio. If it’s not interceptions it’s fumbles.

    His Oline and offense overall is not nearly as bad as people suggest. The team needs balance they can’t go into the game and expect to pick and chose when they want to run the ball. Balance is all about commitment. The seahawks have arguably the absolute worst offensive line but stick to a grind it out ground and pound approach and it helps their defense out tremendously and vice versa.

    Team needs balance and luck needs to flat out dial back all his forced passes and take the loss of play or downs. Once he does that this team will be perennial SB contenders until then their just a team who plays in easiest cakewalk in all professional sports.

    I for one am rooting for him.

  6. The Colts aren’t good enough to assume they can beat anyone with Luck, let alone without him. They should be able to beat the Texans without him, but it’s far from certainty. This game is much more important than the following week vs the Pats.

  7. Let’s be honest here. The Colts have Ryan Grigson as their GM – the same man who gave up a first round pick for Trent Richardson and the same person who thought giving 32 year old Frank Gore $7.5 million guaranteed was a good move. Grigson refuses to address the teams offensive and defensive line, so now instead of getting gashed for 200+ yards on the ground with a soft d-line (missing Arthur Jones to IR), the have a turnstile O-Line which will get Luck beat up. This is not shocking and entirely predicitible and that’s what you can expect when you have Ryan Grigson calling the shots.

  8. Bul crap. This is all about avoiding October 18th and everyone knows it. The colts also knows 5 wins will
    Be all it takes to win that sorry division. They can then put up a 2015 playoff “participation” banner

  9. I just want tbe dude as healthy as allowed and brimming with confidence. Whatever that takes. But with that being said, hes gotta be he held accountable with poor decisions. We know hes as good as he was touted as being. Just gotta be smart, and let others tackle when he throws an errant pick.

    Better oline and better gamecalling. Just get healthy, man. Then we can go ride bikes, luck!

  10. Colts are getting this guy killed.

    I heard they drafted a receiver first last year? Wouldn’t a tackle or a guard have been a better choice….

  11. I think there are some technical errors in the medical report–I mean–as interpreted by the reported

    A separated shoulder is usually an injury to the a/c joint of the shoulder–its where the top of the bone–the acromion meets the clavicle. This can be painful when moving arm across the body and is a bad thing.

    Having read the linked article–Luck had a subluxation of the shoulder joint–typically the gleno-humeral joint or where the upper arm meets the shoulder/rest of the upper body. This is MUCH worse than a shoulder subluxation.

    Basically it means he just barely avoided dislocating his throwing shoulder.I am sure this is a BAD injury for a Quarterback that kind of needs a functional shoulder to throw.

    They are being concerned because bones moving around like that can injury the labrum or ring of cartlidge around the joint or alot of soft tissue near by. And sometimes the bone itself (hill-sachs deformity or bony bankhart lesion)

    Most football players that dislocate need season ending surgery to fix the labral damage and try to prevent it from happening again.

    Luck might be in much bigger trouble than I thought–they should not rush him back, unless the coach or gm want to keep their jobs…oh wait.

    This is when having a sober owner will come in handy to make sure the gm and coach desperate not to get fired don’t rush back the franchise.

  12. The problem is that they keep sending him to a doctor with a “Med school finalist” diploma on his wall.

  13. Throwing shoulder problems often end up killing careers. Look at Chad Pennington. He was a pretty good QB and then his shoulder went and he couldn’t throw it more than 10 yards. Hope Luck recovers. They shouldn’t push him if he’s hurt. He’s their whole future. He can sit for 2 games. They can beat Houston without him and they probably will lose to the Patriots anyway, so let him sit.

  14. The pathetic Colts are taking a page out of the Packers book. Lets make a minor injury sound like a big deal to take pressure off of their quarterback. This also gives fans a ready excuse once their hero chokes in a big game. Pack vs Seahawks comes to mind with the famous “calf injury” Cant wait to see the Pats game.

  15. Excuses. Patriots have a terrible O-line. Dallas can’t even beat a terrible team with their great O-line.

    Champions find a way

  16. If he is even at 60% might as well play him, division games may have serious meaning down the road in that sorry division. Then they can rest him for the next 17 days since there is no point in playing him the following week. Winter is coming early for the Colts this year, it arrives in Indy on the 18th. Lord help them

  17. Honestly, sit Luck for the rest of the year, collect your top 5 draft pick, draft a stud Left Tackle (there are a few in the 2016 draft) and start 2016 in much better shape.

    If I were a Colts fan, this is the only proposition that makes sense.

  18. Just get healthy for the PATS please! The last thing the PATS & there fans want to hear is another excuse when the PATS put 62 pts. on Indy-fensible and listen to another feeble exsplantion to there inability to win when it matters!

  19. Colts almost lost to Jax without him. In fact, they lost the game 3 or 4 times only to have it given back to them.

    TheIr line is awful and defense is weak… so even with Luck winning will be a chore.

  20. “This is all about avoiding October 18th and everyone knows it.”

    Delusional Pats fans. Anyone who thinks a player in the NFL would willingly miss a game because they are “scared” is showing their lack of knowledge of football.

    I never wish injury on anyone. That said, I hope, for the spite of Pats delusional fans that Brady suffers the same injury that Luck has so we can hear them cry.

  21. I may not like Luck, or think he’s much more than an interception machine, but I don’t wish injury on anyone in the NFL. Even if it’s a player for an organization that, at the top, is slimier than a bucket full of snails.

    So I’ll just say hopefully it’s not bad and he’ll be able to make a full recovery. Good luck to him getting back on the field quickly.

  22. Playing in their awful division and also playing against the NFC South (with the exception of Atlanta) should be a cakewalk this year. I predict a 12-4 record without breaking a sweat. Every year Indy is guaranteed a trip to the playoffs by virtue of the high school division they play in!

  23. Every year Indy is guaranteed a trip to the playoffs by virtue of the high school division they play in!
    ===================================

    As opposed to the powerhouse East right? We all know how great Buffalo and Miami have been for the past couple of decades and the Jets? Legendary.

    Or maybe you mean as opposed to the AFC North? You know, the division the Colts went 4-1 against last year?

    Or wait, maybe you mean as opposed to the AFC West which is dominated by the Denver Broncos…..a team the Colts have beaten 2 out of the last 3 times they’ve met, including last year in the playoffs?

  24. Luck is not an “interception machine”. The guy has a career INT% of 2.6.

    If you don’t know what that means I’d be happy to explain it to you.

  25. bartmuley says:
    Oct 5, 2015 7:09 PM
    Luck is not an “interception machine”. The guy has a career INT% of 2.6.
    ===========================
    His Int. % may only be 2.6 but he still threw 16 picks last year with lots of oick-sixes. The % is skewed by the huge number of pass attempts because their running game sucks.

  26. Sounds like they’re prepping ahead of time to have a built in excuse when they get blown out.

  27. “Patriots have a terrible O-line.”

    Uh no. The Pats have a decent Oline that has had 3 rookies playing on it. Brady has helped them with a very quick release but that doesn’t mean they haven’t played well.

    And Wendell came back to practice this week after being out the first 3 games with some sort of illness so even if he doesn’t play this week he’ll be ready against the Indy Marshmellos.

    And sometime after week 6 Stork will be back.

  28. He threw 40 TD and 16 INTs on 600+ passes.

    Brady has thrown 14 INTS 3 times in his career and in each of those years he didn’t come anywhere near 40 TDs.

    Is Brady an “INT machine” too?

    Also….a 2.6 INT% is low.

    And how can it be “skewed” by a large number of passes lol? If he was an “INT machine more passes would just mean more INTs.

    You clearly do not understand what an INT% even is.

    Again, if you need me to explain what an INT% means to you I’ll be happy to, just ask, but a player with a 2.6% is not an “INT machine” in any way shape or form.

    The Colts also throw deep a lot more than most teams and last year they didn’t have a running game.

    Guess what happens when the other team knows you have to pass to win because you have no run game?

    He’s made some dumb plays, he’s young. He’s also gotten the Colts to the playoffs 3 straight years and got them to the AFC Title game last year. People forget the guy is only 26.

    Last year he had 40 TDs and 16 INTs, the year before he had 9 INTs. Even his rookie year when he had 18 INTs he only had an INT% of 2.9.

    Wow, some INT machine huh?

  29. I never wish injury on anyone. That said, I hope, for the spite of Pats delusional fans that Brady suffers the same injury that Luck has so we can hear them cry.
    ——————————————————
    Tom has had that injury twice already.

  30. Can’t wait to see all the Indy hillbillies and porkers crying on their loaded hot dogs and puking their beer out in 2 weeks when they get curb stomped in front of a national audience. WHINERS and LOSERS.

  31. The problem is your no good GM not getting a Offensive Line to protect Luck. Didn’t both Grigson and Rick Smith go to Purdue? Must be something in their Water up there or they both take Stupid Pills. LOL!!

  32. Seriously, Pagano. You want JJ Watt to finish separating both of his shoulders.

    Win-loss record does not really matter. The fat boy in the front office is making you the fall guy. You are done with Colts at the end of this year.

  33. Hi Bart: the Pats had a Bye this week, no stories on them ! making comments on another team is just that! Check out the comments on the Fin CBS site, now that is trolling!
    Hope Luck is OK!!

  34. Sure thing Jmdanieli, except this week is no different than any other week for you Pats trolls…..errr….I mean “fans”.

    How many articles about the Colts have I ran into you on now?

    You guys are just obsessed with the Colts.

  35. Brenenostler, see, it’s not enough for Pats fans to win. They have to make sure you know you lost.

    Ever hear of a “sore loser”? They’re sore winners. People from that area have a chip surgically attached to their shoulders at birth. People from that area are highly aggressive and antagonistic while at the same time highly sensitive.

    Really, there are more of them on articles about the Colts than there are Colts fans. They’re obsessed.

  36. bartmuley says:
    Oct 5, 2015 9:49 PM
    Brenenostler, see, it’s not enough for Pats fans to win. They have to make sure you know you lost.

    Ever hear of a “sore loser”? They’re sore winners. People from that area have a chip surgically attached to their shoulders at birth. People from that area are highly aggressive and antagonistic while at the same time highly sensitive.

    Really, there are more of them on articles about the Colts than there are Colts fans. They’re obsessed.
    ———————————————————
    “People from that area?” twice? really? so it’s the region you dislike? Why not just grow a spine, and state that it’s nothing to do with a game, it’s the “region” you hate. Who cares.
    Pat’s fans aren’t obsessed with anything except righting a wrong….called framegate.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!