While this has been the smoothest offseason Andrew Luck has gone through in years, the Colts quarterback has run into a slight issue unrelated to his litany of shoulder trouble. Luck is sitting out OTAs because of a calf strain, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets.
Luck suffered this injury earlier this offseason, per Pelissero. The Colts began their latest set of OTAs on Wednesday. They will convene for the final round of OTA workouts next week. It does not sound like their eighth-year passer will participate in those sessions. Indianapolis’ minicamp is scheduled for June 11-13.
Although the 29-year-old passer running into the same injury designation that has kept Kevin Durant out of the past several Warriors playoff games is notable, Pelissero adds Luck would start were a game scheduled for today. So this does not appear to be cause for too much concern, Luck’s recent history of setbacks notwithstanding.
At this point last year, Luck had not yet resumed throwing an NFL-sized football. He returned to Pro Bowl form last season and has reclaimed his spot as one of the league’s best quarterbacks, pointing to the caution the Colts are showing.
The Colts recently signed Chad Kelly and have Jacoby Brissett entering a contract year. Third-year UDFA Phillip Walker is also on Indianapolis’ roster, so the Colts will divvy up reps to Luck’s younger backups for the time being.
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