Colts to make decision on Luck’s status for Week 1 after third preseason game

AP

It is looking more and more like Jacoby Brissett will start the season opener for the Colts.

Andrew Luck remains out, isn’t expected to play in the preseason, still has his left ankle wrapped . . . and the regular season is quickly approaching.

Colts coach Frank Reich said Wednesday he wants to make a call on Luck’s status for Week One by the end of the third preseason game. That’s 10 days from now if you’re keeping track at home.

“I think with that, ideally, the more time you have, the better,” Reich said, via Mike Wells of ESPN. “But by the end of the third preseason game, you have to know something. You have to be able to make a call and move from there in whether we’re full speed with Andrew after that third preseason game or if at that point we’re going with Jacoby. We’ll make that decision with that when the time comes.”

Luck has dealt with a calf strain since the offseason program. He also has a high-ankle injury, General Manager Chris Ballard revealed Tuesday.

Brissett played for Luck in 2017 when Luck missed the year with a shoulder injury. The Colts went 4-11 with Brissett as their starter.

Brissett has much to gain as he becomes a free agent in 2020.

26 responses to “Colts to make decision on Luck’s status for Week 1 after third preseason game

  1. Colts to make decision on Luck’s status for Week 1 after third preseason game Correction Colts will make a decision when all season tickets and regular games have sold out.

  2. I’m not just here again to remind you all again I told you so, but to remind you of just one of the 4 reasons why – Brissett not being traded this Spring despite the optimal time of high demand low supply and of interest in him. He’s FA for 2020 so it was the last good time to do it too. Massive alarm bell for Luck fans but most of them thumbed me down of course.

    (The other 3? In brief – Luck’s history, Colts’ habitual lying, and McDaniels’ 180).

  3. Haven’t we seen this movie before? Good luck healing up Andrew. See you in 2020!

    Meanwhile, allowing Brissett to get some more starts under his belt will be valuable for when he ends up back in New England post-Brady in a couple of years.

  4. bakerthetdmaker says:
    August 14, 2019 at 10:11 pm
    Blame grigson for putting him out there behind a trash offensive line for four years. They let him get killed for years.

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    No, the Trash offensive line is why they went through about 70 running backs over 5 years.

    Luck’s injuries are all him which even the coach and the GM admitted this week with their “cumulative” comment. The guy is the reverse Tom Brady. He’s 29 with the body of a 45 year old that breaks down very easily which could just stem from the fact that he isn’t very active in the off season so staying in football condition is not his strong point.

    Remember Matt Hasselbeck was nearly 40 and looked fine behind the same line that Luck was behind and the team as a whole played so well with him leading it while Luck was injured the first time the team tried to beg him not to retire.

  5. “Luck has dealt with a calf strain since the offseason program. He also has a high-ankle injury, General Manager Chris Ballard revealed Tuesday.”
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    It’s giving them WAY too much credit to buy that there were two distinct injuries. I’m betting it’s been one single problem, initially misdiagnosed, with a very good chance they’re STILL not sure what the real issue is.

  6. I don’t like the Colts, but I hope Luck can get over the injuries. His health is likely why they kept Brissett, but doubt it had anything to do with the McDaniels 180.

  7. goodellisaclown says:
    August 15, 2019 at 9:31 am
    Someone remind me again why McDaniels decided to bolt at the last second…
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    Because the Colts wouldn’t let him cheat.

  8. The Colts said back in the day that Peyton Mannings injury was nothing serious, and they also said the same thing about Lucks last injury and then he missed an entire year, and now they’ve been telling everyone it’s a calf strain when in fact it’s not even muscle related. They’re either really bad liars or their medical staff bought their medical licenses at Walmart on the clearance rack

  9. The guy is the reverse Tom Brady.
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    Amen to that! Andrew Luck is fast, athletic, creative, tough, articulate, ingenuous and likeable.

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