The Indianapolis Colts host the Houston Texans this weekend and could be getting a very important player back on the field.
Andrew Luck hasn’t been on a football field since November 11, when the Colts defeated the Broncos. Luck suffered an abdominal tear and lacerated kidney in the win and has been resting ever since. While Luck said on Monday that he wasn’t sure when he would return to the field, it looks like he’s back in action, albeit in a limited fashion.
It is highly likely that as of Monday when Luck spoke with reporters he hadn’t had an MRI yet this week to determine if he had fully healed. At the very least, it looks like Luck has been cleared to practice, which is obviously non-contact work.
There is no indication as to whether or not Luck will be cleared to play. If the Colts play this right, they won’t make that announcement until Saturday in order to give the Texans as little time as possible to adapt.
Luck was certainly seen throwing the ball today during warmups, but we won’t have anything resembling a timetable or indication of how much work he actually did. We’ll have to wait on an update from coach Chuck Pagano later this afternoon to further determine (or more likely add fuel to the speculation) Luck’s status.
We’ll keep you update on this story as we get more information.