The Indianapolis Colts have been known for dysfunction over the past couple of seasons.
Whether it was drama with Jim Irsay or disputing over Chuck Pagano's job security, the Colts could never evade trouble. However, their latest situation with Andrew Luck might be the worst problem the franchise has had to date.
It's going to be the best day of my life, when I see the alert on my phone. Saying Andrew Luck will play. Sorry Brissett.— Colts Coverage (2-4) (@Colts_Coverage) October 17, 2017
Coming into the 2017 season there was speculation that Luck might be ready for the season opener even after shoulder surgery. Fast forward to Week 7, where Indianapolis is still missing their star quarterback.
If Colts' GM Chris Ballard's comments are any indication, Andrew Luck could miss even more time.
Colts backing down Andrew Luck. Won't practice the rest of the week. GM Chris Ballard noting this is why they've stayed away from timelines.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 18, 2017
With Luck suffering a setback, questions will be raised about his availability for the rest of the season.
There's a real possibility that he could miss the entire year if this injury doesn't go away. After all, the Colts aren't in a title-contending position to rush back their star.
Not only was there a setback, but the team also needed to give Luck a cortisone shot for his shoulder.
#Colts GM Chris Ballard said Andrew Luck has soreness in his shoulder and took a cortisone shot. This is a setback. No practice this week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2017
This injury has seen countless twists and turns, but don't expect that to stop anytime soon. We could very well hear more Andrew Luck trade speculation or even see Indianapolis alter their staff.
Regardless of what happens, there is no denying that the Indianapolis Colts dropped the ball on this one.