Andrew Luck dealing with bone injury, not Achilles?
Andrew Luck has yet to return to practice with what has been described as a minor Achilles or calf injury, but Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay shared some new information this week that has sent fans further into a panic.
In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday, Irsay said Luck is not dealing with an Achilles injury but instead a “small little bone” issue. He also said he is “very confident that he’s going to find his way through this thing.”
Lots of buzz this morning about Colts owner Jim Irsay's comments on @SiriusXMNFL with Bill Polian regarding Andrew Luck's injury and a reference to a "bone" issue. I have the full audio. Here is what he said, which doesn't really explain much, TBH: pic.twitter.com/Ayi0VCdXIX
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) August 13, 2019
While Irsay did not sound concerned, the new information is surprising. Colts head coach Frank Reich has said Luck is still experiencing pain in his heel, but Irsay is the first one to describe the injury as a bone issue.
Whatever the ailment is, Luck has been dealing with it since April. He missed all of organized team activities and spring practices and has made just a few appearances at training camp in a limited capacity. The Colts do not sound concerned, but they have not placed a timetable on his potential return.
If you remember, Irsay also expressed confidence two years ago that Luck would be healthy in time for the regular season when he was battling a shoulder injury. The quarterback ended up not playing at all in 2017. While the injuries are different, the dialogue surrounding them has been eerily similar. That could be why at least some rival teams do not expect to see Luck in Week 1.