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Andrew Luck To Miss Another Week Of Practice

Posted Oct 23, 2017

Intro: Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that quarterback Andrew Luck, who continues to recover from offseason shoulder surgery, will sit out a second week of practice this week after experiencing soreness.

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck’s hiatus from the practice field has been extended another week.

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that Luck, who was held out of practice last week after experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder, won’t practice again this week.

"He'll just be rehabbing (this week)," Pagano said.

Luck, who underwent surgery to his throwing shoulder in January, was able to participate in practice — albeit in a limited fashion — for the first time in 2017 three weeks ago; two weeks ago he faced a live defense for the first time this year, as he took “six or seven snaps” as the scout team quarterback in 7-on-7 drills, Pagano said.

But last week, Colts general manager Chris Ballard said after Luck experienced some soreness in his right shoulder, the team decided to give the quarterback a cortisone injection and shut him down for the time being.

“It’s natural that there’s going to be some pain and soreness when you’re rehabbing an injury, and it’s been kind of coming along the whole time,” Ballard said. “It’s just one thing that hasn’t gone away, so we’re going to try and shut him down and calm it down for right now.”

Ballard, who said he didn’t think Luck’s absence from practice would be long, didn’t want to speculate when asked if he believed Luck would be able to play in a game this season.

“I’m not going to put a timeline on that right now,” said Ballard, who added that, as of last week, the team had no thoughts of placing Luck on Injured Reserve to open up a roster spot.
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