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Jim Irsay's Attempt to Downplay Andrew Luck Injury as 'Small Bone Issue' Isn't Working

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 05:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts rushes with the ball during the third quarter against the Houston Texans during the Wild Card Round at NRG Stadium on January 5, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Wild Card Round - Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts | Bob Levey/Getty Images

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay made a radio appearance on Monday, stating that star quarterback Andrew Luck is dealing with a "small bone injury" and that his ailment has nothing to do with the achilles tendon, like many speculated.

Given that Luck has only practiced three times since April, Irsay's comments appear more optimistic than they do accurate. It was only Monday that head coach Frank Reich said Luck will not participate in Wednesday and Thursday's joint practices with the Cleveland Browns.

Luck's career has been plagued with injury since he entered the league in 2012. After missing the 2017 season with a shoulder injury, Luck won the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year award last season, as the Colts were able to find their way into the playoffs.

Irsay's poor track record of diagnosing injuries dates back to 2017 before it was announced that Luck would miss the entirety of the season, in which he said the Stanford product had undergone outpatient surgery and would be ready for regular season action.

Based on Luck's injury history is fair for Colts fans to remain concerned, and perhaps take Irsay's comments with a grain of salt.