ESPN NFL writer Dan Graziano shared a video on his Instagram of Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck warming up in individual drills Saturday, prior to the Colts' preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.
Luck did not play Saturday, but this may still be considered a good sign. Or it may amount to nothing. But seeing Luck running a drill before a game at least shows he is working to make progress from whatever injury he is dealing with since the story had appeared to change numerous times as to what he was dealing with. But also, for what it's worth, ESPN's injury expert Stephania Bell commented on Graziano's Instagram post: "I’m going to take it as a sign that he’s testing things. Generally, a positive. Putting the ankle through some very specific structured work to then see how it responds. Would not get carried away with projecting anything beyond this is what he is doing today." Nonetheless, Luck is out partaking in football drills, which is more than we can say from the previous Colts practices.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo says that the team doesn't sound as optimistic as they did earlier in training camp in regard to Andrew Luck's Week 1 status, but do believe they have a better grasp of his injury now. Coach Frank Reich also wants to designate a starter after the Week 3 preseason game, which shortens Luck's time to heal before the season starts.
The timeline puts Jacoby Brissett squarely in the picture to start Week 1 and should knock Andrew Luck down your draft board somewhat. If you've already drafted Luck, Brissett is someone worth grabbing as insurance, but there's also a decent chance you can find a free agent quarterback in most single quarterback leagues.
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said quarterback Andrew Luck's calf strain has become a high-ankle issue.
Of course earlier today we reported Luck's recent absence from camp was because of a bone issue in his lower left leg. The good news is, as the story said, we're three-and-a-half weeks from the regular season, so no one is ready to say Luck won't be ready for Week 1. But, he seems to have a lot of issues to deal with before he's ready to go.
In our report from earlier in the day about Foreman getting released, Crockett wasn't listed among the favorites to see the time Foreman was getting, but this tweet is quite the opposite. Crockett is a name to keep an eye on especially for those who end up with Miller in fantasy drafts. Reports are now saying Crockett could slip into the role Foreman had.
Per Coach Reich, Andrew Luck will sit out the next three days of practice.
The team says the program Luck is on will be similar to last week and they will try to ramp him up a little from the week before. The Colts are obviously being careful with their star QB with the goal of having him healthy for Week 1.
This is a bit of a surprise. The tweet went on to say the Texans weren’t happy with his work habits. Ferguson, Howell and Jones seem the likely candidates to earn the RB2 spot. Higdon and Crockett are undrafted free agents. For Miller owners, this is a story to follow in the weeks ahead.
NFL Network's Stacey Dales reports that Andrew Luck will miss another practice. Luck had a setback with his calf strain, which first popped up in April and has now missed five straight practices.
Hopefully, Andrew Luck just needs some time for his calf to heel, but the fact that it popped back up after getting injured in April is concerning for a reoccurrence. Luck could be out an extended amount of time so the team can be positive that he's 100% and if you have him in fantasy, you probably should want him to get that rest, but it will still give you indigestion.
UPDATE: Frank Reich says that Andrew Luck will not practice leading up to their preseason opener against the Bills.
Rookie receiver Parris Campbell will miss his third day of practice with a hamstring injury.
Coach Frank Reich was full of superlatives for Parris Campbell's ability on Sunday and that's also the day Campbell tweaked his hamstring. Hamstring issues are fairly common early in camp and this could be a non-issue, but they also can linger. Keep your ear to the ground.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was “ready to roll” for training camp. Until he wasn’t.
Zak Keefer of TheAthletic.com reports that Luck’s lingering calf problem will keep him out of practice on Tuesday.
It will be the second practice missed by Luck in only four days. He participated in only individual drills during the first practice of training camp. The story went on to say HC Frank Reich has said that the team is being cautious with Luck, citing the Kevin Durant injury as a reason for doing so.