Colts fine with Andrew Luck potentially missing the rest of OTAs
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is still dealing with a calf injury and might miss the rest of OTAs with the injury. Obviously, that isn’t the best case scenario for the team, but Colts coach Frank Reich isn’t super concerned if he can’t participate.
Luck suffered the calf injury a couple of weeks ago, and although it’s not considered serious, it might still be a few weeks before he is fully healthy again.
“I’m hoping he’ll be out there next week [for minicamp],” Reich said via ESPN. “If this plays out that we don’t take a snap it’s OK. It’s not a big news story as far as a team and what we’re doing offensively. Am I anticipating him out there? I’m not anticipating anything. … Hopefully we get some work next week and make more progress. I think every week we’ve made more progress and I feel confident where we’re at right now.”
Reich said last week that if this were the regular season, he would be able to play through it, but the team doesn’t want to take any chances with it.
With Luck not practicing it has been Jacoby Brissett who has taken the first team reps and he has a good feel for it, so the offense hasn’t skipped a beat. Reich said that it is killing Luck not being able to practice, but he knows how important it is for Luck to be 100 percent healthy heading into the season.
“It’s killing him,” Reich said of Luck’s absence. “He could be out there, but you have to take these things serious. You have to trust it. What I’ve learned, especially after going through what we did last year, trust people and trust the process.”