Andrew Luck Injury: Updates on Colts Star's Concussion and Return

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Andrew Luck Injury: Updates on Colts Star's Concussion and Return
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck hasn't played since Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans. He was placed in the concussion protocol after that game, according to Mike Chappell of CBS4. His official status for Week 13 against the New York Jets has yet to be announced.

Continue for updates.


Pagano Comments on Luck's Recovery

Friday, Dec. 2

Head coach Chuck Pagano said Luck will visit an independent neurologist on Friday and remains in the concussion protocol, per Kevin Bowen of Colts.com.


Latest on Luck's Practice Status

Thursday, Dec. 1

Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reported Luck was "ready to go as normal" at Thursday's practice session. 


Luck Comments on Recovery

Monday, Nov. 28

"You have to be prudent with your brain," Luck said, per Mike Wells of ESPN.com. "Cautious maybe is the wrong word, but I think you have to do things by the book, and I do believe I have and our trainers and doctors have done a great job of informing me and sort of holding my hand per se along this trip."


Latest on Luck's Playing Status

Monday, Nov. 28

Pagano told reporters he expects Luck to play against the Jets.

CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora, citing team sources, reported on Nov. 27 that Luck would have been able to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 12 had the game been on Nov. 27 instead of Thanksgiving.

"Luck was officially ruled out [Nov. 23] when the Colts put out their final injury report, but sources said he continued to feel better [Nov. 24] and suffered no setbacks through the weekend," La Canfora wrote.


Luck Injury Details Revealed

Monday, Nov. 21

Pagano said there was no indication during the 24-17 win over the Titans that Luck had suffered a concussion, but Luck did complain of feeling bad after the game, according to Bob Kravitz of WTHR.


Luck Has Produced Pro Bowl-Worthy 2016 Season Thus Far

After missing all but seven games in 2015 because of kidney and shoulder injuries, Luck has returned to action and justified the big contract he signed in the offseason by producing 2,827 passing yards and 19 touchdowns against eight interceptions.

He is the face of the franchise in Indy, and the team's success is directly linked to his performance.

That is likely why the squad struggled last season. Even when he was in the lineup, it was clear Luck was banged up much of the time, as the Colts went 2-5 while he threw 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Luck led the Colts to the playoffs in each of his first three campaigns and grew as a player with each year. His high-water mark came in 2014, when he set career bests with 4,761 yards and a league-best 40 touchdown passes while leading Indianapolis to the AFC Championship Game.

The Colts missed the playoffs last season without him, but they are once again a threat on the offensive side of the ball thanks to his big arm, swift legs and high football IQ.

Few players in football have greater influence over the way their teams perform than the former No. 1 overall selection out of Stanford. That is why there's significant concern anytime Luck is less than 100 percent, and if he is forced to miss more game action, Indy's playoff hopes will take a significant hit.

The team's backup last season was veteran Matt Hasselbeck, who managed to keep the team in contention until the final week. Hasselbeck retired and took a position at ESPN, though, which prompted the Colts to sign Scott Tolzien.

    

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