Andrew Luck to Miss Third Straight Game
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INDIANAPOLIS – If the Colts are to avoid an 0-3 start this coming Sunday, they will have to do it again without their franchise quarterback.
On Monday afternoon, Chuck Pagano ruled Andrew Luck out for this Sunday’s Week Three home contest against the Cleveland Browns.
The doctors have still not yet cleared Luck to practice, per Pagano.
Even with Luck missing all of 2017 so far, Pagano did say on Monday that he has no doubt Luck will play this season.
The likelihood of that happening before Week Five or so is decreasing though, until Luck returns to practice and strings some days together.
Along with Luck, here are the other injury updates from Pagano’s Monday press conference:
- CB-Vontae Davis (groin): Still listed at week-to-week, that’s not a great sign for Davis returning this coming Sunday. Davis did practice last Friday, which probably puts him ahead of Kelly in the timetable to return standpoint.
- C-Ryan Kelly (foot): Also, still listed at week-to-week, Kelly has not practiced in more than a month. Given the nature of his injury (surgery on his foot), Kelly probably has another week to go before he gets back on the field.
- WR-Chester Rogers (hamstring): Rogers was a surprise inactive on Sunday because he was a full participant in Friday’s practice. Pagano said on Monday that Rogers had a setback in his hamstring recovery and is headed for an MRI. This is a blow for the Colts in Rogers missing the last month because he would give the Colts some depth at a receiver position battling inconsistency right now.
- ILB-Antonio Morrison (elbow): After missing last week, Morrison is expected to be good to go in Week Three. Morrison is the team’s starting inside linebacker next to Jon Bostic.
- ILB-Anthony Walker (hamstring): Pagano did not have an update on Walker, the fifth-round rookie, who hurt his hamstring in Week One playing special teams.
- S-Darius Butler (hamstring): Butler must have gotten hurt during practice last week, because he was a limited participant on Wednesday, but sat out the final two days of practice before the Arizona game. With Butler out in Week Two, rookie Malik Hooker started next to Matthias Farley.
Pagano said again on Monday that the Week Two loss to the Cardinals was a healthy one from an injury standpoint for his team.