Indianapolis Colts Uncertain About Andrew Luck for Season Opener Against Chargers

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback is now dealing with a high-ankle injury

Colts Uncertain About Andrew Luck for Season Opener Against LA Chargers
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts at training camp. (Justin Casterline/Getty)
By Evan Bleier / August 14, 2019 10:55 am

When it comes to injuries, Andrew Luck has not had any.

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback, who has already missed a full season and more than half of another done due to injury, is expected to miss the rest of the preseason thanks to a high-ankle injury.

Worse, the injury — which was previously diagnosed as a strained left calf — has the 29-year-old’s status for Indy’s regular-season opener on September 8 against the Los Angeles Chargers in doubt.

“We’re 3½ weeks away from the regular season, I’m not ready to say,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Tuesday night regarding Luck’s chances of playing in Week 1 against the Chargers. “Most of his pain is right below the calf, kind of anklish, up a little bit. Remember, everyone kept focusing on the Achilles and it’s not the Achilles. The issue right now is the side to side stuff, the rolling of the ankle. Anything moving forward is good. It’s the moving in the pocket.”

Thanks to his left leg, Luck has missed all but three training camp practices and has not participated in any full-team drills.

As of now, Luck is not expected to have surgery and will continue to rehab. In his absence, Jacoby Brissett has been working with the first-team offense. It did not go well during Indy’s first preseason game as the Colts generated only two first downs on their first seven series against the Buffalo Bills.

In 17 games as a starting quarterback with the Colts and Patriots, Brissett has gone 5-12.

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