Andrew Luck: My Achilles is not at extra risk

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When discussing the plan to manage the calf injury that kept quarterback Andrew Luck out in the offseason, Colts head coach Frank Reich cited NBA star Kevin Durant tearing his Achilles after returning from a calf injury as a reason to be cautious with Luck.

Reich said that before Tuesday’s news that Luck will be out of practice in the coming days because of the calf issue and the Durant reference came up again with the quarterback when he was asked about the injury.

Luck stressed that tests have shown that “my Achilles is not at extra risk” and that there is “no tear or swelling indicated” in the results. He did reference his own injury history by saying that he knows that the continued presence of pain is a sign that he has to try something different.

“I did not improve, feeling-wise, pain-wise, and this is something I vowed to myself after going thru 2016 and 2017, that I would be honest to myself,” Luck said, via Zak Keefer of TheAthletic.com.

Luck said he “absolutely” expects to be ready to play by the start of the regular season and plenty of people will be watching closely for signs that his health is heading in the right direction leading into Week One.

36 responses to “Andrew Luck: My Achilles is not at extra risk

  1. I believe the Colts could be competitive even without Luck at this point.

    (Seriously, it’s only a little nuts.)

  2. Luck was a great talent who seems like his body can’t handle the rigors of football. Eagles fans can only hope they don’t have to tiptoe around Wentz’s health like this.

  3. What a bust this guy is. Seahawks took Russell Wilson with the 75th pick in the same draft and he’s already won a Super Bowl and is going to the Hall of Fame.

  4. Luck is a class act guy. IMO, and I watched a lot of football due to NFL Sunday ticket. I thought lucks passing accuracy was in a class by himself. Pinpoint accuracy.
    The Colts looked good last year and with a good draft and him healthy they will be a force to recon with. And I’m not a Colt fan just an observer of football, its a lot more fun.

  5. He will be week to week and not on the injury report and her somehow miss 7 games and there will be no league punishment.

  6. Any potential franchise qbs in the upcoming draft that the Dolts can suck for? They are good at that.

  7. He’d better hope the Colts don’t use the same doctors as the Golden State Warriors. Remember KD’s “calf” injury? (But who are we kidding? The Colts’ guys are probably interns for the Warriors’ doctors.)

  8. A preseason game against buffalo? He probably wouldnt play in that one any way. Lets worry if its a lingering issue. However, if he needs surgery now, you better get it done. Im perfectly fine with jacoby brissett in the huddle.

  9. mikebara33 says:
    July 30, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    What a bust this guy is. Seahawks took Russell Wilson with the 75th pick in the same draft and he’s already won a Super Bowl and is going to the Hall of Fame.

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    Can you tell me the winner, now, of the 2020 Kentucky Derby? Make sure it’s the horse that cashes the check, not the one that actually finishes first and gets DQ’d.

  10. realityonetwo says:
    July 30, 2019 at 1:53 pm
    mikebara33 says:
    July 30, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    What a bust this guy is. Seahawks took Russell Wilson with the 75th pick in the same draft and he’s already won a Super Bowl and is going to the Hall of Fame.

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    Can you tell me the winner, now, of the 2020 Kentucky Derby? Make sure it’s the horse that cashes the check, not the one that actually finishes first and gets DQ’d.
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    I’m sure this made sense to you at the time you wrote it.

  11. Always been a Luck fan, even thought the Dolts perpetuated a lie, but this guy can’t stay healthy and at some point you have to look at getting a QB that can stay healthy. Not saying move on from him, but the Dolts need to think about a quality backup, and I’m not sure Brissett is that.

  12. I thought lucks passing accuracy was in a class by himself. Pinpoint accuracy.
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    If that were true he wouldn’t have finished 11th in passing %. He finished between #10 Dak Prescott and #12 Big Ben. Plus he plays in a dome. He’s sixth in QB’s that play in a dome in completion %. One could do worse than finishing 11th in completion % but that’s hardly a class by himself.

  13. Better be ready by week two. The Titans are going to beat him up real nice in our victory in Nashville…yeah, with that pane of glass qb your Titans have…

  14. “Pretty sure Durant suffered an Achilles injury from the get go.”
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    Quite possible Luck did, as well. These are the Colts we’re talking about: His leg could be detached and they’d still be telling the season ticket holders he was probable for next game.

  15. gotitan says:
    July 30, 2019 at 2:15 pm
    Better be ready by week two. The Titans are going to beat him up real nice in our victory in Nashville.
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    Says the fan of a team that’s NEVER beat him.
    He could be at 10% and still kick your butt.

  16. crush22 says:
    July 30, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Says the fan of a team that’s NEVER beat him.
    He could be at 10% and still kick your butt.
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    Winning the AFC South is like winning the NIT tournament. It’s the JV. No one cares.

  17. Richard Nguyen

    Wentz has missed 6 regular season games due to injury in three seasons (he was cleared for 2 but held out so he could get up to speed), Luck has missed 25 games since 2015 including the entire 2017 season

    Luck’s career almost ended with a shoulder injury. Wentz had a torn ACL which many players have had and he returned in 2018 and had zero issues. Tom Brady missed more games with this same knee injury than Wentz did and that was 11 years ago. Wentz had a fractured back in 2018 but played through it for 2 months and likely still would’ve played through it. He never went on IR and it healed in 3 months. Not like it was a major injury. So how is his situation the same and what Luck went through? Luck’s situation was more like Drew Brees early in his career when some felt his career was over. How has he done since then? HOF bound.

  18. If you dont see that the Colts are giving Jacoby a chance to show how he can be, and get draft picks for a trade, you are crazy. Luck is fine. 7on7 or 11on11, if there is a risk to his calf there is a risk to the calf in either setting. If they were that worried about it, he wouldnt be doing either. Push comes to shove, he would be playing a regular season game, no doubt. It seems that may scare some of you, and I understand. Screw it, we might just hang a banner this year.

  19. Jason Harshman says:
    July 30, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Richard Nguyen

    Wentz has missed 6 regular season games due to injury in three seasons (he was cleared for 2 but held out so he could get up to speed), Luck has missed 25 games since 2015 including the entire 2017 season

    Luck’s career almost ended with a shoulder injury. Wentz had a torn ACL which many players have had and he returned in 2018 and had zero issues. Tom Brady missed more games with this same knee injury than Wentz did and that was 11 years ago. Wentz had a fractured back in 2018 but played through it for 2 months and likely still would’ve played through it. He never went on IR and it healed in 3 months. Not like it was a major injury. So how is his situation the same and what Luck went through? Luck’s situation was more like Drew Brees early in his career when some felt his career was over. How has he done since then? HOF bound.
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    Maybe Wentz missed less games than Brady b/c Brady was injured in the first game of the season while Wentz was hurt in the 13th game. When there are no games in February, March, April, May, June, July and August, it’s easy to miss less games. Wentz still missed 2 games the following season so he didn’t heal exceptionally fast, about 9 months to get back.

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