Beyond the tired clichés (“he’s trending in the right direction”), their stab at secrecy (having the quarterbacks throw inside while the rest of the team practices outside) and the Indianapolis Colts’ utter unwillingness to divulge any real, tangible information about the status of their star quarterback (“He’s getting better,” they keep repeating), there was one nugget Tuesday that said it all.
“I’m preparing to start and to play,” Andrew Luck said matter-of-factly.
Luck has been limited the last two days. The Colts’ franchise quarterback missed the first start of his NFL career Sunday. He doesn’t intend, nor expect, to make it two in a row. Details were scarce Tuesday at the team’s facility, but the overall sentiment was the same as a day earlier. That is: Luck’s sore throwing shoulder is making progress and his return to the field could come as early as Thursday night.