No Andrew Luck in practice this week, again

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The Colts left the door open for quarterback Andrew Luck to return to practice this week.

They just closed that door.

Coach Chuck Pagano just told reporters that Luck would not practice this week, and would likely begin working him in next week. He said there was no setback, just that he hadn’t progressed to the point where practicing was a smart move.

Once he does return to the practice field, it’s expected to take a few weeks for him to get into anything resembling game shape. And it doesn’t take a long look at Cam Newton‘s season after a late return from shoulder surgery to know that it’s going to take some time.

9 responses to “No Andrew Luck in practice this week, again

  1. It’s a darn shame that Luck opted to stay at Stanford for his senior year instead of getting drafted No. 1 by the Panthers when they had the first pick. If Luck had gone to Carolina five will get you ten that the Cats would have at least one SuperBowl win by now and Luck never would have gotten beaten up enough to require shoulder surgery.

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    As time goes by, one has to wonder if the Colts would move Luck. He’d bring a bevy of players and picks in return.
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  3. 6ball says:
    September 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    As time goes by, one has to wonder if the Colts would move Luck. He’d bring a bevy of players and picks in return.
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    Really? He’s never come close to living up to the hype and he’s been an injury machine to boot. I think a lot of teams would take their chances on a high draft pick QB rather than ship that pick and a “bevy”of others to Indy for this giant question mark.

  4. I’ve never seen a team’s star player being reported on weekly. Football is usually 4-6 weeks, IR with option to return, or out for the year. The Colts are keeping their options open and fronting it to Luck with the notion they are looking out for his long term health. If they are 0-6, Luck is out for the season and Indy will seriously entertain trade offers while hoping for the 1st pick next draft. Rodger should be instructed to then have a press conference where he informs the NFL following world, the Colts have been officially put at the back of every round in the 2018 draft as penalty for this ‘Suck WITH Luck’ racket.

  5. He said there was no setback, just that he hadn’t progressed to the point where practicing was a smart move.

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    No setback but he’s not at the point of practicing? That IS the setback. Guarantee they knew Luck was going to be out at least the first few weeks but I bet ticket sales and fan support had a lot to do with keeping Luck week to week.

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