Colts Unsure if Andrew Luck Will Be Ready For Week 1

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (8992710bf)

The Indianapolis Colts have revealed that Andrew Luck is now dealing with a high ankle sprain and that his status for Week 1 of the NFL season is in question. What’s not in question is that the star quarterback will not be able to participate at all in this year’s preseason with Indianapolis.

Luck has had a mysterious battle with a calf strain since March, when he was diagnosed with the initial injury. He reportedly suffered the strain during an off-season training session and took steps to rehab the injury after joining the Colts for preseason practice.

However, in a conference call with reporters yesterday, Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay stated that Luck is dealing with a “small little bone injury” in his ankle, casting doubt on what’s really going on with Luck’s leg. The team’s admission that the quarterback might not be ready for Week 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers has put fans on edge, as they know that the Pro Bowl quarterback is the team’s most important player.

For now, the team expects Luck to continue rehab as he skips the preseason, hopefully being ready in time for Week 1. If not, the team will look to backup Jacoby Brissett to lead them at the start of the 2019 season.