Andrew Luck OUT vs Texans

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The Indianapolis Colts were hoping to get Andrew Luck back soon, but it will be at least one more week until he takes the field.

Andrew Luck returned to practice in a limited capacity today, throwing in one-on-one drills. It is clearly progress, but not as much as the Colts were hoping for. Coach Chuck Pagano said in his press conference that Luck would not play against the Texans.

Luck was warming up and throwing the ball today during the open media portion of practice, but was decidedly limited. Luck has not yet been cleared for 11-on-11 drills and he would reveal later that his kidney was not yet fully healed.

Once doctors clear him and he has fully healed, there isn’t any more risk for re-injury than there was before he sustained the injury in early November against the Broncos.

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Matt Hasselbeck was also kept out of practice today, but Pagano insists that he will be able to play. If the Colts are unable to defeat the Texans on Sunday, their odds of winning the division will plummet. At that point, it might be wiser to keep Luck (and any other mildly injured player) out for the remainder of the season in preparation for next year.

There are a lot of questions going forward with this team, and we’ll have a lot more answers after Sunday’s game with the Texans.

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