The Colts are 18 days away from their first regular season game, but Andrew Luck’s status is still very much up in the air.
The Andrew Luck saga continues in Indianapolis, and it looks like there’s no end in sight.
Luck‘s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery has been more complicated than the Colts originally thought, and he is now in serious danger of missing meaningful playing time.
The Colts’ front office and coaching staff has remained extremely non-committal on Luck‘s status for their Week 1 matchup against the Rams. Chuck Pagano continued that theme after Tuesday’s practice telling the Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder that they still don’t have a timeline for his return.
Holder believes that these vague comments from the Colts’ brass are genuine because they really have no clue when to expect Luck to be healthy.
This is obviously not a great place to be this late in training camp as Holder pointed out that they only have two practices next week and four more the week after, then they travel to Los Angeles.
Mike Chappell of IndySportsCentral believes that Week 3 is a more realistic target point for Luck’s return, and he doubts he’ll be ready to play in Week 1.
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The Colts’ crop of backup quarterbacks have proven that they’re incapable of running an efficient offense during this preseason, so they could easily be staring down an 0-2 start if Luck plans to come back in Week 3.
In an improved AFC South, the Colts are going to need to pick up all the wins they can, even without Andrew Luck, if they plan on making the playoffs.