This calf injury is clearly more serious than anyone thought. Luck will again miss at least two practices this week, and won’t be in the preseason opener.
Andrew Luck has had to deal with his fair share of injuries in his career. The big one of course was the shoulder injury that kept him out of the entire 2017 season. But he is dealing with another injury that has been nagging him since OTA’s. It’s beginning to be concerning.
Luck has a calf strain that has been hurting him for a long time now. Typically strains don’t last as long as this one, and the organization wasn’t worried. They were just planning on bringing him along slowly to make sure he didn’t re-aggravate the injury.
Now according to Frank Reich, Luck still isn’t pain free. He still is feeling discomfort, and the team won’t put him out there until he no longer has that problem. Reich did say that if there was a big game on Sunday that Luck would be playing in it though.
This is beginning to be very concerning. We heard similar dialogue when Luck first hurt his shoulder in 2017. Everyone thought he was going to be fine, but he ended up missing the entire season. Reich also mentioned Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury when talking about Luck.
He said that Durant’s injury is one of the reasons they are taking it slow. Durant was initially diagnosed with a calf strain, and then ended up rupturing his Achilles after coming back. It’s not good when you hear something like that, because Luck could have the same problem.
Reich denied that Luck’s Achilles was at risk, but there is still is a lot of concern out there regarding this injury. Hopefully he can heal soon and this will be all forgotten in a few weeks.