Jim Irsay: Andrew Luck has bone injury

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been out of practice with what the team has described as a calf injury. But now Colts owner Jim Irsay has chimed in with a different diagnosis.

Irsay said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Luck is dealing with an issue to a “small little bone.”

The calf is a muscle, not a bone. Irsay’s comment suggests that Luck actually has two injuries, the calf injury that the team had previously disclosed, and a bone injury that hadn’t been reported until Irsay mentioned it.

Irsay did not specify what part of the body this “little bone” injury is in. Irsay did say, “I really feel very confident that he’s going to find his way through this thing,” but then again Irsay was confident that Luck wouldn’t miss any regular-season games after his 2017 shoulder surgery, and Luck ended up missing the entire season.

There’s no reason to think Luck’s current injury is that serious, but there are also increasing reasons to think the current injury is more serious than the Colts let on. He now appears unlikely to play at all in the preseason. Time will tell if he’s ready to go for the regular season.

93 responses to “Jim Irsay: Andrew Luck has bone injury

  1. They can still win games without him since they actually have a defense now unlike two years ago. They may not make a splash in the playoffs, but they’d still have a shot to get there.

  2. Just another entry from a group of liars that continue to toy with the injury report, which they have done for many years. Also, anyone relying on info from their jacked up owner is a fool.

  3. Just a sneaky, lying organization that has lied about his injuries in the past while advertising for season ticket sales pending his immediate return.

  4. “I really feel very confident that he’s going to find his way through this thing,”

    That sounds really, really bad.

    Shouldn’t a bone issue, like a stress fracture, just be X weeks to heal and X weeks rehab like a standard injury.

    What is there to find his way through?

  5. cybersqueak says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:38 am
    They can still win games without him since they actually have a defense now unlike two years ago. They may not make a splash in the playoffs, but they’d still have a shot to get there.

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    They do not have a defense. Have you watched their postseason games?

  6. What was it this time, Andrew? Snowboarding again? Or maybe slipping on a McDonald’s wrapper? However it is he got injured, no doubt ownership will spin lies to keep the seats filled while he deals with a mysterious recovery timeline.

    Fans deserve better than this. Move on.

    You’re not made for football.

  7. “Probably some fines coming if they werent disclosing injuries properly.”

    Some teams would be heavily fined but the Colts won’t be. Colts lied and never disclosed Luck had broken ribs a few years ago and not a peep from the league office, plus may other injury report omissions

  8. I said once and I’ll say it again The Colts have not fully disclosed Lucks injuries in the past and there doing it again just like they did with Peyton Manning.I remember when Luck was out for the season and the slim ball waited till season tickets were sold to announce he was done for the year.There not being honest and the NFL needs to look into this because this cant be acceptable

  9. crik911 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:35 am
    Probably some fines coming if they werent disclosing injuries properly.

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    Not in preseason

  10. crik911 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Probably some fines coming if they werent disclosing injuries properly.

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    Do they even have to officially disclose injuries in the preseason? I’m pretty sure they don’t, but I have never really looked at the rule.

  11. If Luck had all limbs amputated the Colts would list him as “week to week” on the injury report. Just saying, that’s the only way people in Indianapolis will buy tickets.

  12. After Dr. Irsay’s bad diagnoses of Luck a couple of years ago that indicated he would be ready for the season when he ended up missing the entire season I think I’ll take anything he says with a grain of salt.

  13. oy vey. Seems like everyone is on their bandwagon for over/under, playoffs etc which usually means tire fire approaching.

  14. It’s probably a pain management issue from a small fracture. Probably similar to the leg fracture Rodgers had and the team didn’t disclose. I understand not wanting your opponents to know the injury, but this Patriots attitude of hiding everything is infuriating. I’m surprise a league so heavily involved in gambling(fantasy sports as a huge chunk), doesn’t address injury hiding more.

  15. Patriot fans please stop the crazy…injury reports don’t begin until sept 2 and if anyone knows a thing about lying on them its Belichick…..

  16. For whatever reason, the Colts are one of the Goodell-led NFL’s favored teams. They routinely get away with bending/breaking the rules with no repercussions (and the average Joe doesn’t care because ESPN, with the help of the NFL, isn’t releasing fake incriminating evidence every news-cycle).

    This will fade to nothing, because the NFL wants it that way.

  17. Luck is proving to be rather injury prone. You could see his arm strength fading in the latter part of the season last year from the previous shoulder issue, especially in the playoff loss. This year it is a calf/bone issue keeping him out. For as much media hype as this guy has gotten since entering the league, imo, he hasn’t really lived up to that hype.

  18. Great qb when healthy but Im betting he is going to be one of the “what if” storylines ten years from now!

  19. Indybear says:

    Just another entry from a group of liars that continue to toy with the injury report…
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    What injury report is that? The season has not started yet.

  20. As entertaining as it is to see the Pats trolls come out of the woodwork for every Colts-related article, you’d think they would have learned not to try to poke fun at other organizations for things that their organization practically wrote the book on. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, and Patriots fans shouldn’t accuse other organizations of cheating.

  21. Luck is proving to be rather injury prone. You could see his arm strength fading in the latter part of the season last year from the previous shoulder issue, especially in the playoff loss. This year it is a calf/bone issue keeping him out. For as much media hype as this guy has gotten since entering the league, imo, he hasn’t really lived up to that hype.
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    Go look at the stats, we’ll wait. It’s obvious you’ve forgotten what a real QB even looks like. Hint: It’s not the running back you currently have lining up back there.

  22. can t trust anything irsay says, he sounds like hes using again. or maybe hes sober but just a complete moron. either way don t listen to a word of it

  23. Reminds me of the lyrics of the old song “Born Under a Bad Sign”. “if it wasn’t for real bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all.

  24. Let me follow Jim’s thinking here. Luck has an injured calf. A calf is a young cow. A calf has bones. The bones are “little” compared to a cow’s bones. Thus, Luck has an injury to a “small, little bone.” After I had a few stiff drinks, that made a lot of sense to me.

  25. jvw1982 says: Patriot fans please stop the crazy…injury reports don’t begin until sept 2…
    HagemeisterPark says: What injury report is that? The season has not started yet.
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    Go back and look at the reports from 2015 to 2017. Hardly any (under a third) even mention Luck’s shoulder problem, and yet in April 2017 he admitted that he’d been constantly struggling with it and rehabbing it since the initial injury in Sept 2015. And in their last two Septembers in Indy, both Grigson and Pagano angrily told the press (and injury reportings) that Luck was 100% fine, when clearly he wasn’t. Colts constantly piped fake noise about him for years and Fraudger constantly turned a blind eye.

  26. I fell for Irsay’s ramblings once before, when he insisted Peyton Manning would be playing after the lockout.

    Ended up driving 918 miles to see Curtis F. Painter instead.

    My guess is Andrew Luck won’t be ready until Week 8, at the earliest.

  27. Losing Luck would be a big hit. Although messed up in the head, Chad Kelly is a remarkable talent. He is a legitimate NFL prospect and may surprise people if he stays out of trouble.

  28. jvw1982 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 10:04 am
    Patriot fans please stop the crazy…injury reports don’t begin until sept 2 and if anyone knows a thing about lying on them its Belichick…..

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    False. BB plays it to the nth degree to make sure he doesn’t get cheated again.

    You have it backwards. Nothing on the report is inaccurate.

  29. Ok, so the colts must use some of the redskins medical staff. That, and poor luck only gets freak injuries that recquire specialists. I think he will be out 4 weeks of the regular season. I think we will be ok. I say 2-2 by week 5.

  30. Don’t worry Colts fans… the corrupt nfl officiating
    will “protect” Luck and the Colts with bogus penalties.

  31. 3xapple says:
    August 13, 2019 at 10:25 am
    As entertaining as it is to see the Pats trolls come out of the woodwork for every Colts-related article, you’d think they would have learned not to try to poke fun at other organizations for things that their organization practically wrote the book on. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, and Patriots fans shouldn’t accuse other organizations of cheating.

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    Umm, we shouldn’t? Goodell was hired by the NY Jets.

    1. Do not make me post all the former coaches opinions on Framegate I all but calling Goodell full of crap. That was well documented at the time, even if buried behind your mouthbreathing cheaters who demanded blood/stolen draft picks and attempted distractions for the team.

    2. Do not make me post about Framegate II and the judges who called Goodell a liar in federal court.

    Paul Tagliabue didn’t spend 6 seasons protecting the Patriots. Goodell has spent over a decade listening to offers on how to weaken the Patriots, however.

    The Pats dominance has contributed to the ratings drops, 3 seasons in a row and overall from what the league was expecting in this CBA period.

  32. 6Rings4Brady says:
    August 13, 2019 at 10:58 am
    Lower leg … small bone … why does my mind immediately go to Lisfranc injury?
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    That was my first reaction as well.

  33. I don’t take anything Irsay says seriously.
    I’ve also never been quite sure why people consider Luck among the best QBs in the league. He’s good, certainly. But he’s closer to Mark Brunell than to Peyton Manning.

  34. Seriously, the dude is a China doll. You can’t be good if you aren’t on the field. He’s been overrated since college, yet the narrative that he is the next HOF’er continues.

  35. Umm, we shouldn’t? Goodell was hired by the NY Jets.
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    Oh, really? See, this is the kind of revisionist history that makes everyone laugh when Patriots fans try to make factual statements about other teams. Preeeetty sure the commissioner is voted on by all the teams (except the Raiders, because Al Davis). Did Goodell spend lots of time being buddies with Jets ownership? Oh, no, that’s right, he was at all of Robert Kraft’s parties and in his suite hanging out. Regarding “Framegate”, maybe Goodell figured he had to do SOMETHING to look better after his years of ignoring the Patriots’ blatant skirting of the rules?

  36. Luck is 2-2 in the playoffs with a career passer rating of 73.4. Michael Vick had a 77 rating. 🙂

    Totally understandable that Luck would struggle lately. The league started cracking down on PSI in footballs ever since the Colts were caught with underinflated footballs the night of the 2014 AFC Championship game and Luck hasn’t been the same since. 😦

  37. GoodellMustGo says:
    August 13, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Luck is 2-2 in the playoffs with a career passer rating of 73.4. Michael Vick had a 77 rating. 🙂
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    4-4. My bad.

  38. Chad Kelly, here is your chance, beat out Jacoby Brissett and you can be looking at starting week one. When Irsay is commenting on Lucks injury status it’s never good.

  39. 3xapple says:
    August 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Umm, we shouldn’t? Goodell was hired by the NY Jets.
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    Oh, really? See, this is the kind of revisionist history that makes everyone laugh when Patriots fans try to make factual statements about other teams….
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    Goodell did work for the Jets one year, albeit as an intern, before his daddy connections got him his first paying job with league. Pretty sure that was what the poster was referring to. So, if one considers an intern job as being hired, which many understandably do, the statement was factual.

    If it is revisionist history you are looking for, we see it on this site every day when Pats enviers make ridiculous claims that Goodell favors the Patriots organization. Those people are imbeciles.

  40. Trade him to Denver and accumulate picks to draft another QB next year or the year after.

  41. 3xapple says:
    August 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm
    Umm, we shouldn’t? Goodell was hired by the NY Jets.
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    Oh, really? See, this is the kind of revisionist history that makes everyone laugh when Patriots fans try to make factual statements about other teams. Preeeetty sure the commissioner is voted on by all the teams (except the Raiders, because Al Davis). Did Goodell spend lots of time being buddies with Jets ownership? Oh, no, that’s right, he was at all of Robert Kraft’s parties and in his suite hanging out. Regarding “Framegate”, maybe Goodell figured he had to do SOMETHING to look better after his years of ignoring the Patriots’ blatant skirting of the rules?

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    FACT: New owner Woody Johnson was “tasked” with appointing the new commissioner which was greased since we all know the headquarters is in NY and Goodell is from NY, once working for the Jets as an intern. Others on the staff also were in the AFC and had an agenda of being able to control the new commissioner, like the Rooneys in Pitt.

    Pats knows plenty, certainly a lot more than bozos like you who get their fake news from BSPN, a partner with the NFL being told what to write and say, also for the almighty dollar.

    This is not a debate. Of course it needs to be voted on. I never said it didn’t.

    The fact you think Tagliabue was asleep for 6 years allowing NE to mysteriously “cheat” even though 6-7 former coaches (Cowher, Knox, Vermeil, Parcells, Jimmy Johnson, Bud Grant) all acknowledged it was not cheating since everyone did it the same way, means you’re the imbecile.

    I’ll take those people’s word for it as primary sources on the subject matter with no agendas, over a greedy pathological liar with all kinds of agendas.

    ZeRo revisionist history here. YOUR version of history comes from BSPN and the dumbing down of America.

    Congrats!

  42. californianewton says:
    August 13, 2019 at 10:33 am
    Reminds me of the lyrics of the old song “Born Under a Bad Sign”. “if it wasn’t for real bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all.
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    Whitesnake lyrics in the PFT comment section wins the internet for today.

  43. 3xapple says:
    August 13, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Go look at the stats, we’ll wait. It’s obvious you’ve forgotten what a real QB even looks like. Hint: It’s not the running back you currently have lining up back there.
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    Josh is just now going into his 2nd year. They new he was a raw prospect when they drafted him, as did every realistic Bills fan. I have seen numerous “real QB’s” over the years my friend. I have also seen numerous over-hyped QB’s. I have also seen QB’s where the injuries pile up and take their toll. Go back and watch that playoff loss and honestly tell me Luck didn’t look a bit Pennington-esque out there. You can’t. I’m not saying he isn’t good. I’m not saying he doesn’t put up numbers (in an era where numbers are skewed due to all of the rule changes). What I am saying is that his arm isn’t the same as it was prior to the injury, the injuries seem to be piling up with this guy, and that for all of the talk like he is some god playing QB he really hasn’t been.

  44. streetyson says:

    Go back and look at the reports from 2015 to 2017. Hardly any (under a third) even mention Luck’s shoulder problem, and yet in April 2017 he admitted that he’d been constantly struggling with it and rehabbing it since the initial injury in Sept 2015.
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    Teams dont put guys on the report just because they have soreness. Otherwise everyone would be on the list. And that is all he had at the time until surgery is general soreness and uncomfort. I am not a colts fan so no dog in the fight here.

  45. 6thsense10 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 10:00 am
    After Dr. Irsay’s bad diagnoses of Luck a couple of years ago that indicated he would be ready for the season when he ended up missing the entire season I think I’ll take anything he says with a grain of salt.

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    Yeah the deja vu is strong here.

  46. Thetruthspeaks says:
    August 13, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    Why do Pats fans blame everyone else and lie about their habitual cheating ways?

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    Patriots fans have nothing to complain about. Life is good. Whatever arguments we get in are just because we want to talk about the Patriots in the off-season.

  47. The whole “Suck for Luck” hasn’t exactly panned out for the Colts. The guy is constantly injured. He’s made the playoff 4x out of 5 full seasons (and 1 season cut short) but he’s only won 50% of his playoff games and in the losses… he was destroyed.

    2012, he got smoked by the Ravens in the wildcard Rd. 24-9
    2013, he got smoked by the Pats in the Divisional Rd. 43-22
    2014, he got smoked again by the Pats in the AFCCG 45-7.
    2018 got smoked by KC in Divisional Rd. 31-13

    He’s won only 52.4 % of reg season games and just 50 % of his playoff games

    He’s super talented and has got lots of time left, but I doubt he plays into his 40’s with the injuries he’s had. We’ll see how his career goes moving forward, but Colts fans have to be disappointed, at least somewhat, and not just due to him being injured

  48. 3xapple says:
    August 13, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Go look at the stats, we’ll wait. It’s obvious you’ve forgotten what a real QB even looks like. Hint: It’s not the running back you currently have lining up back there.

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    Rosen has never beat the Patriots…..but then again neither has Andrew Luck….and he has had many more chances

  49. Luck’s career path, after the most hype maybe ever for a first-round quarterback has been fascinating… Almost makes you believe that karma is real.

    They sucked for Luck and tanked the season to make sure they got the guy that would bring them to Super bowl after Super bowl and instead he can’t even stay on the field.

    As a Seahawks fan I used to argue really hard for Russell Wilson over Andrew. At times it got ugly and I didn’t have a lot of love for that guy in Indianapolis or his fans for completely dismissing Russell like that.

    However, at this point seven years into their careers I kind of feel bad for Andrew. He’s always going to be that guy that had so much potential but… It will be the thing that is just sitting there in the room with everyone every time he’s there.

    Andrew is like the opposite of Russell Wilson. Russell has never missed a game due to injury and won a Super bowl in his second year when nobody thought he could.

    Meanwhile, Andrew gets hurt every single year and has never won anything when everyone thought he would for sure.

    But hey, I guess that’s better than what happened to RGIII…

    At this point I just want Luck to be healthy and happy for a few years. He seems like a nice guy… This whole subject is a huge Downer now.

  50. Thetruthspeaks says:
    August 13, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    Why do Pats fans blame everyone else and lie about their habitual cheating ways?
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    A little off topic from Luck. A deflection attempt by complaining about deflection attempts.

  51. It is amazing that everyone wants to put him in the top 5 QB’s playing right now and yet Marcus Mariota has been injury prone and everyone is ready for Tannehill to take his spot. I guess everyone is okay if we start saying get rid of Luck and keep Jacoby. Luck really has done nothing since he has been in the NFL. Granted my team has never beat him, but he is not even top 10 in the NFL. He would not be missed by the Colts and the Titans will win the AFC South this season and make a deep run in the playoffs with a healthy Marcus Mariota

  52. From the vague description and no actual timetable my guess would be a lisfranc fracture. Of course that would be in his foot, but those are impossible to nail down a timeline, and can happen pretty easily. Of course it could be a broken femur for all I know.

  53. jttitans says:
    August 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm
    Granted my team has never beat him, but he is not even top 10 in the NFL.
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    Doesn’t say much about your team, does it…….

  54. tylawspick6 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:40 am
    Just a sneaky, lying organization that has lied about his injuries in the past while advertising for season ticket sales pending his immediate return.

    Are you serious? I want what you got because it is apparently a better world. A Bizzaro world but still a better one.

    Why do Pats fans have such angst about Indy? I know (most) Pats fans are petulant cry babies but I mean seriously? Indy?

    And if you start quoting Ideal Gas Law I will in fact puke.

  55. “Why do Pats fans have such angst against Indy”??? Seriously??? Did you just wake up from a coma?? Indy started framegate!
    Karma has prevailed, though, since framegate the Pats have gone to FOUR Super Bowls winning THREE, Karma baby!!!

  56. objectivefbfan says:
    August 13, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Why do Pats fans have such angst about Indy?

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    They actually dont. Its just that if anyone ever suggests Indy isnt going to win the SB then Indy fans assume they must be a pats fan. They dont realize that lots of fan bases make fun of Indy. In fact, its even unlikely that Indy is a team they even bother worrying about up in NE given the history there.

  57. Fyi, 20% of the population has a small accessory sesamoid bone that is in the gastroc muscle called the Fabella. Rarely does it cause pain, and I’m not saying that’s what they are talking about, but it sure is possible that is what the issue may be.

  58. Jim Irsay: Andrew Luck has a bone injury
    Everyone Else: Jim, have you fallen off the wagon again???

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