Andrew Luck’s calf problem becomes a high-ankle issue

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The process of pinpointing the specific Andrew Luck injury has morphed into a game of Three Card Monte.

After weeks of Luck dealing with a supposed calf injury, the condition shifted to (according to owner Jim Irsay) a “small little bone issue” on Monday. On Tuesday, G.M. Chris Ballard offered a different explanation.

Via Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Ballard said on a conference call that the calf strain has become a high-ankle issue.

It’s unclear what the issue is, but with the lower calf in proximity of the upper ankle, it sounds like something is happening where the calf muscle and the calf bone come together. And it could be that, after weeks of treating the situation like a soft-tissue injury, it possibly has become, or always was, a bone situation.

Whatever the specific injury, Luck has three weeks and five days to get ready for Week One. Ballard declined to say whether Luck will be available to play. At this point, the safest bet would be to assume that Jacoby Brissett will be on the field when the curtain rises on 2019.

39 responses to “Andrew Luck’s calf problem becomes a high-ankle issue

  1. The plot thickens. Keep an eye out for Ashely Manning’s HGH, the stuff Golden Tate just used.

    The Colts are famous for skirting the rule, lying about those cheating measures and then begging Goodell to back them.

  2. Like him, hate the organization……he’s still got 3 weeks to heal up….. not sure if that’s enough, but that’s what he’s got unless they decide to hold him out a bit…..
    Wouldn’t break my heart to see them lose every game he sits

  3. The Day he went to Europe to get treatment for injuries is the Day his career was in jeopardy Just like Kobe and Tiger Woods among other athletes Its a bandaid solution to prolonged your career for just a couple more years Please explain to me why is he walking around practice without a limp or in a walking boot if it’s an ankle sprain.The Colts are lying and it’s a shame he could of been one of the Great ones.

  4. At this point it’s fair to question the Colts medical staff.

    This is at least the second time in the past three years that Andrew Luck has had trouble recovering from an injury on a typical and scheduled timeline.

  5. LOL! I must apologise for I thought Colts spent years deliberately lying about Luck’s health, but it turns out they just never had a team doctor look at him and just kept guessing it wrong.

  6. Man this guy is always pretty banged up. Seemed like it would be the first full offseason he could train. Wrong…. them the colts always go into damage control. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t play this year.

  7. THE TRADE VALUE HAS DECREASED SIGNIFICANTLY DUE TO HIS ABILITY TO STAY HEALTHY. SO AT THIS POINT I WOULD LOOK AT A TOP 5 PICK NEXT YEAR TO RE-WORK THE FUTURE OF THE FRANCHISE. WE KNOW BRISSETT IS NOT THE ANSWER BUT HE COULD GET US A TOP 5 FIVE PICK. ALSO , FIRE THE ENTIRE COLT MEDICAL STAFF. THEY MUST THINK A BED BUG IS A DISEASE. THEY COULDN’T DIAGNOSE A SUNNY DAY IF THEY WEREN’T A CLOUD IN THE SKY .

  8. Such a bummer this guy has these nagging injuries. One of the best around when he takes the field, which is good for the game. Here’s to hoping he’s fine come week 1. Ya’ll might want to realize when you look back on your lives, you’re going to want to remember the great things about it, not how much of a hater you were on a football message board. Fans should want this guy playing.

  9. “The Colts are lying and it’s a shame he could of been one of the Great ones.”

    Well as was pointed out yesterday there are no injury reports in the preseason, so they can lie without worry now. And they can lie without worry in the regular season too since they have done so repeatedly about injuries to Luck and never been penalized by Goodell in any way for doing so

  10. edenprairieballer says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:03 pm
    As a fan of football it sucks to see Luck get injured so often. He is an incredible talent when healthy.

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    Really? What exactly has he won when he was healthy?

  11. The Colt’s season ticket holders should sue Irsay for fraud for refund plus damages if he is leading them on again like he did with Luck’s near career ending shoulder injury just to make sure all the season ticket and single game tickets get sold before Luck ends up on IR, again.

  12. rd1159 says:
    August 14, 2019 at 8:28 am

    THE TRADE VALUE HAS DECREASED SIGNIFICANTLY DUE TO HIS ABILITY TO STAY HEALTHY. SO AT THIS POINT I WOULD LOOK AT A TOP 5 PICK NEXT YEAR TO RE-WORK THE FUTURE OF THE FRANCHISE. WE KNOW BRISSETT IS NOT THE ANSWER BUT HE COULD GET US A TOP 5 FIVE PICK. ALSO , FIRE THE ENTIRE COLT MEDICAL STAFF. THEY MUST THINK A BED BUG IS A DISEASE. THEY COULDN’T DIAGNOSE A SUNNY DAY IF THEY WEREN’T A CLOUD IN THE SKY
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    Wait.. you think Brissett is getting you a top 5 pick??!? That might be the value that the Colts see him as right now since their QB situation is in flux, but the rest of the league does not.

    The rumor was a second round pick was offered last year and they turned that down. He’s a cheap capable backup, so I think it was about what the market would yield as a high water mark for Brissett.

    Top 5 pick? A top 5 pick will give a team a shot at Tua, or one of the other monster QBs coming out next year. Brissett isn’t worth that.

    You want a top 5 pick, you have to earn it on the field.

  13. SWFLPC.INC says:
    August 14, 2019 at 10:01 am

    edenprairieballer says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:03 pm
    As a fan of football it sucks to see Luck get injured so often. He is an incredible talent when healthy.

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    Really? What exactly has he won when he was healthy?

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    He said he’s an incredible talent, which he is. Talent isn’t based on what you’ve one. Wins and Losses are a team and system stat. How many Super Bowls did Marino win? Was he not talented? How many Super Bowls did Barry Sanders win? Was he not talented? The idea that you’re only good because you won is crazy.

  14. Luck doesn’t have a high ankle problem. He has a football problem.

    As in, can’t stay healthy enough to play despite his talents.

    It’s over. We’ve seen this movie too many times. Move on.

  15. I don’t think he was saying he could get a top 5 pick for Jacoby Brissett.

    He’s saying he can trade Andrew Luck for a top 5 pick and I don’t think I agree with that one either. Who would trade a top 5 pick for a guy who can’t even stay on the field?

    This isn’t year 2 or 3…. this is year 8.

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