The Colts are storming into the preseason without some key pieces.
The big story of the summer is Andrew Luck, as his ever-lasting shoulder injury has remained as a huge question mark as the NFL chugs on into the start of the season.
Some reports say that Luck will remain on the PUP list through the preseason, but will start the first week of the regular season. Other reports say he will be sidelined for 3-5 weeks in the regular season.
As previously stated, he is a big question mark, and it is still unclear on his predicament in Naptown. Luck is throwing the football, but the lack of reports on Luck shows that the process will remain slow. “We are where we are with that,” Chuck Pagano said on ESPN, Tuesday. “There’s no timeline. When they say he’s healthy and ready to go, we’ll get him out there. He’s played a lot of football.”
If Luck is not ready for the Regular Season, the team does not seem too riled up at the fact that Scott Tolzein may be the starter. That shows confidence in him and confidence that Luck will be back.
Luck’s teammates have also come down and joined Luck on the sidelines. Most recently, Ryan Kelly (Center) left the practice field due to an unknown injury, and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.
Wide Receiver Phillip Dorsett has missed his 4th consecutive practice with a nagging hamstring injury. Dorsett is a key piece to the growing Wide Receiver core, and his injury is a big hit on Indianapolis.
Another big offensive injury is none other than Indy’s rookie Running Back, Marlon Mack. He has come down with a shoulder injury early in the Colts practice schedule, but is expected to return soon. He looks to start the season as the second running back, behind Veteran Powerback, Frank Gore. Pagano states that Mack “jumps off the tape” well and shows promise as a great RB.
Finally, Jon Bostic, a Free Agent Linebacker, will be held out until next week. He is currently getting a plate inserted into his fractured finger.
With the upcoming preseason game against the Detroit Lions this Sunday, Colts not expecting these players to suit up for this game. With the preseason starting up, the injured Colts players are now geared toward the regular season, and will rest as needed.
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