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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Report: Rival teams do not believe Andrew Luck will be ready for Week 1

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The Colts may be doing everything they can to avoid sounding the alarm with Andrew Luck’s lingering calf issue, but at least some teams around the league believe it is more serious than people in Indianapolis are letting on.

Some teams around the NFL are “massively skeptical” that Luck will play when the regular season kicks off in a month, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.

For what it’s worth, that report comes not long after a separate report claimed the Colts remain confident Luck will be ready for Week 1.

The calf injury has been described as minor, yet it has held Luck out of practice for weeks and he admits he is still experiencing pain with it. It’s hard not to compare the situation to two years ago, when the Colts downplayed the severity of Luck’s shoulder injury only to have him miss the entire 2017 season.

Even if Luck’s calf injury is not considered a long-term concern, the Colts will almost certainly play it safe. The comments he made recently seemed to indicate he is not all that close to 100 percent healthy, and he will have to be before he plays. If that means missing Week 1 and potentially beyond, the Colts aren’t going to take any chances.

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