INDIANAPOLIS --- Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has always been known as a tough quarterback in the NFL, but it appears he took that toughness to another level in Sunday's win over the Broncos.
The Colts announced Tuesday that Luck will miss the next two to six weeks with a lacerated kidney and partial tear of an abdominal muscle.
"The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble when Andrew was doing everything he could to get us the win," said Head Coach Chuck Pagano.
Luck's only scramble in the 4th came on the first play of the final quarter. The game was tied 17-17. Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan hit Luck in the midsection, with defensive end Vance Walker hitting him from behind as well.
The very next play after getting hit on that scramble? Luck completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Bradshaw.
The following drive Peyton Manning answered with a touchdown drive to tie the game at 24, but Luck stayed in the game. The eventual game-winning field goal followed, before Luck's final drive ran out the final 6:00 on the game clock to secure the 27-24 win.
After lacerating a kidney and partially tearing an abdominal muscle, Luck went 5-of-7 passing for 64 yards and a touchdown, for a 139.3 passer rating.
Andrew Luck's toughness has reached epic levels.