Since Friday, it seemed evident that the Indianapolis Colts were going to be playing on Sunday without quarterback Andrew Luck, and it sounds like that is indeed what will happen. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Luck will not play this afternoon against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Andrew Luck will not play today, per a team source.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 4, 2015
It will be the first time in his NFL career that he has missed a game (whether due to injury or anything else), snapping a streak of 51 straight starts (57 if you include postseason games). Luck injured his throwing shoulder sometime during last week's win over the Titans and was very limited in practice this week. The Colts signed a third quarterback to the roster on Friday (Josh Johnson) and Luck didn't do much in practice either. It was Matt Hasselbeck receiving the bulk of the snaps this past week, and it will be Matt Hasselbeck taking the bulk of the snaps today with Josh Johnson backing him up. It will be Hasselbeck's first start since 2012, when he was with the Titans.
The good news when it comes to Luck, however, is that after undergoing tests this week, Luck was revealed to have no structural damage to his shoulder, and he was able to throw on Saturday for coaches. That's the good news, and so it sounds like he might be able to get back out there for Thursday night's game against the Texans.
#Colts QB Andrew Luck had a secret and private throwing session with only coaches present yesterday, sources says. He was able to throw.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 4, 2015
The #Colts did tests on Andrew Luck’s throwing shoulder. They found no structural damage. And you know Luck is driving hard to be out there.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 4, 2015
Today, however, it's likely that the Colts will be without Andrew Luck - making the matchup against the division rival Jaguars that much harder.
UPDATE: Andrew Luck is officially inactive for the Colts, meaning he won't play. Matt Hasselbeck will get the start.