The Andrew Luck injury saga took a quick hiatus for the 2018 season before bursting back onto the scene this offseason. It looks like the saga will continue even further, as the Colts still even don't know if their superstar quarterback will be on the field for Week 1.
Luck has practiced sparingly during training camp because of what was categorized as a calf injury, but owner Jim Irsay explained early Tuesday Luck is dealing with a bone issue in his lower leg.
Colts aren't ready to determine whether Andrew Luck will or won't be ready for a Week 1 start; plan right now is to calm the ankle pain down.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) August 13, 2019
But... is that all? There's got to be more to the Andrew Luck injury drama, right?
Luck has experienced pain all offseason, and as a result, his status for the season is up in the air. He bounced back from a shoulder injury to dominate the league last season and lead the Colts to a playoff win. Now, what was once an issue concerning his calf has evolved into those dreaded three words.
High. Ankle. Sprain.
Ballard says it's a calf injury... wasn't getting better.... in course of dealing w it he developed ankle issue... They explored an area near the bone and it does not appear to be the issue... focus has shifted elsewhere.... Saw another expert and there's a high ankle-like issue— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) August 13, 2019
The team expected Luck to lead them deeper into the playoffs this year and build off the success from last year. The Colts have one of the better rosters in the league, but it's hard to see them making noise in the AFC without their franchise quarterback.
Dearest mother —— Capt. Andrew Luck (@CaptAndrewLuck) August 12, 2019
Basic training progresses, however I am not drilling yet. My baby-cow injury persists. I am confident with the proper medical treatment (and some Squirrel Oil), I shall be just fine. A group of Dog Men asked to run maneuvers with the unit. We acccepted.
Luck's availability goes a long way towards the Colts' success. Indianapolis can only last so long without its captain at the helm.