When it’s Wednesday and your starting quarterback mysteriously pops up on the injury report, that typically might be a cause for alarm. In the Colts’ case, they apparently have nothing to worry about with regard to Andrew Luck’s availability for Week 1 against the Lions.
This according to Stephen Holder for the Indianapolis Star, who hears from a source there is “no concern” about Luck missing the season opener versus Detroit.
Holder says Luck went through his usual routine on Wednesday during the portion of practice that’s open to reporters. However, when the Colts later released their injury report, the Pro Bowl signal caller was listed as “limited” with a right shoulder injury.
Luck was not described as limited by people saw him, nor is it known exactly when he sustained any new ailments.
The assumption here, based on the lack of availability about any further injury and the confidence he will play on Sunday, is the Colts are treating Luck with caution after he missed nine games due in part to the right shoulder on that report. Whatever the case may be, he is fully expected to take the field for Indianapolis on Sunday, which means any drama over this situation is likely to be overblown.