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Andrew Luck absent from open portion of Monday’s practice

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The Indianapolis Colts have a quick turnaround after Sunday’s win since they’re playing on Thursday night, which means that they’re back to work today with a rare Monday practice.

These practices are always light ones since they’re coming 24 hours after a game, which means that we shouldn’t make too big of a deal about what does or doesn’t happen in it. But one thing that is at least worth noting is this: Andrew Luck was nowhere to be seen during the media portion of practice.

UPDATE: Andrew Luck is in the concussion protocol, meaning his status for Thursday’s game is in serious doubt.

With a light practice anyway and with the Colts managing Luck’s shoulder all season, it’s much more likely than not that this is nothing major, and he may have just come out to practice late after the media left too. Giving him a rest day the day after a physical game on a short week, especially since he’s been limited in practice this year with a shoulder issue, actually makes a lot of sense. But regardless, when the franchise quarterback isn’t out at practice on a short week, that’s noteworthy. Plus, if you remember, Luck took a pretty hard shot during Sunday’s game and hit the turf hard, which some fans were quick to point out at the time. Whatever it is, we should get some clarity from head coach Chuck Pagano later today.

1070 the Fan’s JMV mentioned on his show this afternoon that he was told yesterday that there’s more to that play mentioned above than we’ve been led to believe regarding an injury to Luck, so that certainly raises some concern. Again, Pagano will meet with the media at 6 p.m., and we’ll keep you updated.

One other injury situation to note is that cornerback Vontae Davis was seen at practice in a walking boot. Remember, he was a late addition to the injury report last week with an ankle injury, so this is likely tied to that. This could be nothing more than precautionary, but again, it’s worth noting. With Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers looming this week, having the corners healthy becomes even more important for the Colts.