Colts fans have endured a ton of bad news regarding injuries this offseason, but Andrew Luck’s activation provides a glimmer of hope.
The Andrew Luck injury saga has provided an unhealthy amount of misery for Colts fans as they’ve been waiting on pins and needles all offseason long. His recovery has been more complicated than what they had originally planned, and the Colts haven’t been able to disclose any real information regarding his status.
The notion of Luck having to miss regular season games has begun to settle in amongst the Colts’ fanbase as nearly every reporter expects him to be on the sideline for their season opener against the Rams in Los Angeles.
There were “rumblings” that Luck would be forced to begin the regular season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, which would keep him inactive for at least the first six games. The Colts have avoided this particular doomsday scenario by activating him from the PUP list on Saturday.
Luck’s activation doesn’t mean a great deal regarding his readiness to get back on the field. The Colts only activated him to keep their options open instead of automatically sidelining him for the first six weeks.
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Indianapolis’ front office also made a trade to bolster their quarterback depth chart by sending wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to New England in exchange for QB Jacoby Brissett. They can’t expect Brissett to be ready to play in Week 1, but his acquisition could mean Andrew Luck’s absence will be significant.
While there is finally some tangible news to report on Andrew Luck, we still don’t know much about when he’ll be able to play, if at all.