INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck on Tuesday sat out the team’s first OTA practice session of the year as he deals with a strained calf.
Head coach Frank Reich told reporters after the session that Luck suffered the injury while training with the team, and that the quarterback will be re-evaluated heading into next week.
“Just a little tweak; little strain,” Reich said of Luck’s calf. “So my whole mode — and our whole mode — is going to be during this session just to be real conservative with anybody who has any issue whatsoever.
“Where we’re at right now is we’ll just say, ‘Hey, play conservative this week. Nothing this week, and then we’ll re-evaluate it after this week and see where he is.’”
The Colts have OTA practices over the next three weeks, and then wrap up their offseason program with their veteran minicamp June 11-13.
“The main thing is to get to camp at full strength,” Reich said. “And, so, really any player that has any issue, we’re gonna just be overcautious.”
The Colts rolled with Jacoby Brissett, Phillip Walker and the newly-signed Chad Kelly at quarterback on Tuesday. The team last year had four quarterbacks on its offseason roster through training camp and the preseason — Luck, Brissett, Walker and Brad Kaaya — and Reich said that’s the plan once again this year.
“Chris (Ballard) and I, as we have talked about it, I mean, I just think it’s important to go in with four (quarterbacks), for a lot of reasons,” Reich said.