Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck will miss the second-straight week of OTAs, as he continues to nurse a strained calf injury sustained during a workout earlier this offseason.
“Calf strains or those kinds of things, you just want to let those things go or they’ll nag you for a while,” head coach Frank Reich told reporters on Wednesday. “So we’re just being precautionary there.”
Luck will be re-evaluated early next week, with sights set on taking part in the final two weeks of the Colts’ offseason program. All that remains is the final week of OTAs from June 3-6 and the veteran minicamp from June 11-13.
To put the injury into prospective, Reich said the injury is something Luck “could go out and play” with if he was hurt during the season.
“If you let it heal, it’s fine,” Reich continued. “But if you start rushing it back and if you start feeling it, it’s just better to honor it. So that’s what we’re doing and just playing it safe.”
From the offense to the defense, ProFootballTalk released an article Wednesday afternoon stating that safety Clayton Geathers hasn’t been participating in offseason activities this month because of a procedure to clean up his knee.
Geathers was on the team’s injury report with a knee injury this past postseason, and is no stranger to health issues in his young career. The 26-year-old missed seven games in 2016, 11 games in the 2017 season and four last season. Additionally, Geathers underwent a knee procedure after the 2017 season and missed the entire offseason training program and most of training camp.
While Geathers is sidelined, safeties Malik Hooker, Derrick Kindred and rookies Marvell Tell and Khari Willis are leading the back end of the defense in OTAs.