Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard has officially ruled quarterback Andrew Luck out for the season opener. Luck has been on the mend from offseason shoulder surgery that took place in January.
Ballard also cited that Scott Tolzien will get the start ahead of newly acquired quarterback Jacoby Brissett. He did note Brissett needs to get acclimated with the playbook still as he was just recently brought on the team.
It’s no surprise that Luck was ruled out, it was basically impossible for him to get ready to play in under two weeks after being activated from the physically unable to perform list on Saturday.
Ballard mentioned that Luck is in the training stage of his rehabilitation and that “(Luck) is mentally better than he’s ever been.” which could have been a rebuttal to some claiming that owner Jim Irsay was insinuating that Luck’s injury was “in his head.”
While it’s unknown how long Luck will be out, Colts fans now have a firm answer on whether or not they will get to see their signal caller in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams.