Andrew Luck was reportedly limited in Wednesday evening’s practice due to his right shoulder. This shouldn’t concern anyone however, as Luck is still expected to play on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.
Andrew Luck’s health is without-a-doubt the top priority for the Indianapolis Colts this season.
After being favored to represent the AFC in Super Bowl 50 last season, the Colts finished with just eight wins and no playoff appearance for the first time in the Luck era.
Most of the Colts’ struggles in 2015 can be attributed to Luck’s health. the 26-year-old quarterback played in just seven total games last season due to an assortment of shoulder, rib and kidney injuries throughout year.
After Wednesday’s practice, it had been noted that Luck hadn’t taken normal reps with the team, having been limited in practice.
While the initial reports of this may raise some eyebrows, it may just be a cautionary move as the Colts’ first game against the Lions quickly approaches on Sunday.
It is highly likely that the Colts’ franchise player will be just fine come Sunday.
Luck Comments on Offensive Mindset
On Tuesday, owner Jim Irsay commented on the Colts’ multiple injuries on defense, and how the injuries will affect the offense.
"“This is a team that has to score 24-plus Sunday. The offense has to carry us while the injured, young defense holds on and tries to find some playmakers and some health.”"
Despite the nagging injuries on the defensive side of the ball, Luck’s mindset with the offense isn’t affected by what goes on with the defense, Per Mike Wells of ESPN.com.
“I think as an offense our goal is to always score 50 points, 60 points,” Luck said. “No added pressure. We just have to go out and try to beat a good Detroit team. We realize we’re not doing it alone. It’s special teams, it’s defense, it’s everybody.”
The Colts hope that the narrative for the defense isn’t the same as it was in 2015 — a season in which they ranked 26th in total defense.
The Indianapolis Colts face the Detroit Lions Sunday, Sep. 11 at 4:25 p.m. ET.
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