Andrew Luck Limited for Second Straight Day


On Wednesday, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck did something he hasn’t done since arriving in Indianapolis. He took most of practice off. Luck isn’t a player who takes a rest day, but a shoulder injury to his right throwing shoulder has the team cautious this week.

Luck was officially listed as limited for the second straight day and didn’t throw any passes during Thursday’s practice (just handed the ball off to backs). While Luck himself has dismissed the injury as just “soreness” in his shoulder, two days without throwing has to have fans concerned.

Luck was hoping to be a full participant on Thursday’s practice.

"“Take it day-by-day,’’ Luck said. “Expect to play, that’s for sure. Obviously going to defer to the doctors, the trainers and the coaches on everything when it comes to that.“Hopefully a little more (Thursday) and be ready to go.’’"

There hasn’t been any indication that Luck has or will visit a specialist and we have nothing beyond the aforementioned shoulder soreness.

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While the coaches have been inundated with questions, there doesn’t seem to be a large degree of concern. Offensive coordinator

Pep Hamilton

declined to comment on the matter, saying head coach

Chuck Pagano

would address it (unfortunately he won’t speak until Friday).

According to an ESPN source, the plan is to list Luck as questionable for Sunday’s game. While the Jaguars are not exactly a fearsome opponent, the Colts still need to use this game to figure out some of the team’s offensive woes and that means Luck needs to be on the field. Regardless of how Luck is feeling come Sunday, I’d expect the Colts to lean more heavily on the run game this week.

Luck has spent much of his career as one of the most hit quarterbacks in his career. At times, it has been a credit to his ability to keep plays alive but now it appears that all those hits have started to take their toll.

We’ll have more on this story as it develops.