SportColts to hold Andrew Luck out of practice for another week
Colts hold Luck out of team drills at camp, cite Durant's NBA Finals injury
The Indianapolis Colts don't want a repeat of Kevin Durant's devastating NBA Finals injury, so they're limiting their star quarterback early in training camp. Andrew Luck missed the Colts' OTAs and minicamp after he suffered a calf injury similar to the one the former Golden State Warriors and current Brooklyn Nets forward sustained in this year's NBA playoffs. Citing Durant's injury as a cautionary tale, Colts head coach Frank Reich will likely have Luck participate exclusively in individual drills for the next 7-10 days. "I was certainly thinking (about Durant's injury)," Reich told reporters Thursday, according to ESPN's Mike Wells.
Andrew Luck’s lingering calf injury will cost him another week of practice as a precaution.
Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich said they will hold Luck out of practice next week as he continues to nurse a sore calf.
Frank Reich says Andrew Luck will not practice this week.
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The decision effectively rules Luck out of the Colts’ first preseason game, but he was never going to play in that game anyway.
Luck, and while nobody seems to think it’s serious, there’s also no reason to push him given his extensive injury history. The Colts will hope another week of rest will prove helpful, and if it does, expect to see Luck ramping up to full activity within a couple of weeks. At this point, the expectation is still that he will be ready for Week 1.
With 2 weeks left in training camps, several teams still unsettled at quarterback.
Injuries and ineffectiveness are creating a lot of nervousness.
Frank Reich On Andrew Luck's Health
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