Out since undergoing shoulder surgery back in January, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is making slow progress. Though, he’s still not ready to return to live-game action and has already been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
#Colts coach Chuck Pagano says Andrew Luck is out this week. Will be integrated into 7-on-7 & scout team. More than a week away.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 12, 2017
In no way should this be considered a surprise. In order for Luck to actually play a game, he’d have to be a full participant in practice. To date, that has not happened. Reports leading up to last week’s game also suggested that it was highly unlikely he’d see action in October.
The good news here is that Luck will work 7-on-7 team drills and act as a scout-team quarterback during practices this week. That’s definitely an improvement from what we saw throughout the first five weeks of the season.
With Luck out of action, Indianapolis heads into Monday’s game with a 2-3 record. The recently acquired Jacoby Brissett is coming off a tremendous Week 5 performance that saw him put up 325 total yards in an overtime win against San Francisco.