It's been one of the biggest stories of the NFL all season. Will he play, won't he play? How severe is the injury, and why does it feel as if the Colts organization lied about the actual status of their franchise quarterback's health this entire time?
We all bought into the reality-turned-fantasy that he would return at some point soon after the Colts refused to put him on the PUP list to begin the season. But a former teammate of Lucks is not buying it.
Bad news for the Colts, and certainly not helping coach Chuck Pagano's chances of remaining as the man with the headset going forward.
And for Colts fans, it's really hard to argue against D'Qwell Jackson's case. The team has no line in front to protect him from further injury, and it's arguable that's what led to his shoulder injury and surgery in the first place when he struggled greatly in 2015 and 2016 to stay healthy.
I am told, by a source I trust, that Andrew Luck will not play this year. Which has obviously been mentioned many times.— Tony Donohue (@TonyD1070) October 23, 2017
The Colts are at the bottom of the barrel in the AFC South at 2-5, with the Jacksonville Jaguars defense completely locking down the entire NFL and the Tennessee Titans challenging them atop.
Even if the Colts can somehow remain competitive, they shouldn't bring the 28-year-old star back. It's time Indy and Luck look forward to 2018 and put this long unclear narrative to bed.