While General Manager Chris Ballard said recently that Luck’s strength levels are up from last year, there’s still no sign that his return is imminent. Coach Chuck Pagano was asked about Luck’s return on Tuesday and his answer was the same one that the team has been giving for quite a while.
“There’s no timeline,” Pagano said, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.
The lack of a timeline at this point would seem to make it likely that Luck’s absence will stretch into the regular season, the story said. They play the Steelers this Saturday and then close out the preseason a week from Thursday, leaving very little practice time left before they would take on the Rams in Week 1. If Luck can't go, Tolzien could get the start but it's an obvious downgrade for all the Colts as long as Tolzien is under center.