The writing has been on the wall for the past couple of weeks, but general manager Chris Ballard has officially ruled out Andrew Luck for Week 1.
Andrew Luck‘s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery has been the main storyline of the Colts’ offseason, and now it has finally settled in that he will miss a regular season game.
The Colts did decide to activate him from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list this weekend. If Luck was kept on the PUP list, he would’ve automatically been deactivated for the first six weeks of the regular season.
The Colts’ offense sputtered for most of the preseason with Tolzien under center, but Chris Ballard told the media that Stephen Morris dug himself to big of a hole with poor performance in OTA’s and training camp.
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The Colts’ injury report has become substantial before the regular season even started. Projected starters Andrew Luck, Clayton Geathers, Vontae Davis, and Ryan Kelly are all likely out for Week 1, which will provide an early test for the depth of this Colts roster.
Andrew Luck could miss more than just this first game, and it’s no secret that the Colts’ offense will struggle while he’s holding a clipboard.