The Indianapolis Colts have released their first injury report of the 2016 season, and one very notable (and surprising) name made an appearance: quarterback Andrew Luck was limited in practice on Wednesday with a right shoulder injury.
Luck has practiced and played without any limitation this offseason and in training camp, so his inclusion on the injury report is a surprise in itself. Because we didn’t know about the injury, we also don’t know any details of the extent of it. So at this point, it’s best to just assume it’s nothing serious, but considering he also dealt with a shoulder issue last year, this is absolutely a story worth monitoring.
UPDATE: The Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder reports that there is “no concern” about Luck’s status for Sunday’s game. He’ll play in the season opener.
Here’s the rest of Wednesday’s injury report for the Colts:
Did Not Practice:
Darius Butler, CB (ankle)
Vontae Davis, CB (ankle)
Clayton Geathers, S (foot)
Joe Haeg, T (ankle)
Henry Anderson, DT (knee)
Kendall Langford, DE (knee)
Andrew Luck, QB (right shoulder)
Jack Mewhort, T/G (knee)
Sio Moore, ILB (hamstring)
Joe Reitz, G (back)
Obviously the biggest story is the inclusion of Andrew Luck on this list, since he’s the franchise player and also since he’s the only surprise inclusion. But beyond just Luck, there are some other situations to pay attention to. Two cornerbacks were out today (Vontae Davis and Darius Butler), and they both are in doubt for Sunday’s game. The team does have Patrick Robinson, Antonio Cromartie, Darryl Morris, and Rashaan Melvin healthy at the position.