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#pounditSaturday, May 8, 2021

Report: Andrew Luck having difficulty with side-to-side movement

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck’s status for Week 1 is one of the most intriguing questions entering the NFL season.

Luck has been dealing with an ankle/calf injury that has kept him from participating in nearly all of the Indianapolis Colts’ practices since the offseason. The team has been working to figure out the exact cause of Luck’s pain, but there seems to be uncertainty regarding the injury.

As for one of Luck’s issues, ESPN’s Mike Wells reported that the QB has had difficulty doing side-to-side movements.

From Wells’ report:

“[Luck’s] workout included footwork drills where he went side-to-side before attempting a pass. Luck’s had a difficult time with side-to-side movement due to the pain in his left ankle.”

Despite his injury, Luck worked out before Saturday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. In this video clip shared by Dan Graziano on Instagram, Luck seemed to look good going side-to-side.

That was only one clip, but maybe Luck is getting closer to being ready.

Colts head coach Frank Reich reportedly would like to make a decision on the starting quarterback position after the team’s third preseason game. Backup Jacoby Brissett went 8/10 for 100 yards and a touchdown against Cleveland. If he has another strong performance, Reich might be motivated to let Luck heal for another week and roll with Brissett in the team’s opener against the Chargers.


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