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Colts WR Daurice Fountain Carted Off During Practice with Broken Ankle

Colts wide receiver Daurice Fountain was carted off the field Thursday afternoon during the team’s joint practice with the Browns with a broken and dislocated left ankle according to George Bremer of CNHI Sports Indiana.

From all indications it was a gruesome and painful scene as Fountain could be heard “screaming from the sideline” and the two teams gathered around in prayer. Colts owner Jim Irsay attempted to console Fountain before he was carted away.

Originally a fifth-round pick out of Northern Iowa in 2018, Fountain appeared in only one game during his rookie season but was reportedly having an excellent training camp before the injury. The 23-year-old’s NFL future is now seriously in doubt.

Jim Irsay Says Andrew Luck’s Injury Similar to Former Colts DE Raheem Brock

Andrew Luck’s ongoing absence from Indianapolis Colts training camp is related to a bone issue in his lower left leg, according to team owner Jim Irsay.

Irsay told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday that Luck’s injury is similar to that of former Colts defensive end Raheem Brock, ESPN reports.

“I know everyone’s had their questions about Andrew and that sort of thing, but I really feel very confident that he’s going to find his way through this thing,” Irsay said. “I think after the [Kevin] Durant thing [that] everyone’s erring on the side of caution, but quite frankly this is not even in the Achilles tendon. It’s in another area. It’s a bone. You know I’m not good at these things. … It’s a small little bone.”

Durant ruptured his right Achilles tendon during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in June.

Irsay did not indicate whether Luck’s diagnosis had any effect on his eventual return to the field.

The Colts announced July 29 that Luck was going to stop practicing until he felt like his calf was 100 percent healthy. Luck said the following day that his Achilles was not at extra risk of injury.

Colts Treading Lightly When It Comes to Andrew Luck’s Latest Injury

The Colts have got to be feeling uneasy today about the start of the 2019 campaign, as not only are they set to face a very good team in the Los Angeles Chargers, but also may be doing it minus the services of starting quarterback Andrew Luck.

Right now the Colts are already underdogs for the battle with the Chargers, and minus Luck you can bet folks will be using a Fanduel PA promotional code to play the Bolts all day long.

There was a strong feeling at first that Lucks’ calf strain suffered way back in March was going to be just fine for the start of the year, but now he’s dealing with a strain that reports say is more in the high ankle area of his left leg.

On Tuesday the General Manager of the Colts, Chris Ballard, was careful not to say too much on the matter, leaving many to speculate on if Luck will be ready to go or not.

“We’re 3½ weeks away from the regular season, I’m not ready to say,” Ballard said on whether Luck will play against the Chargers in the first week of the season.

“From the start we’ve been dealing with a calf injury. In March through camp, dealing with a calf and then little area below his calf, which Andrew kind of referred to as a lower leg where he was dealing with some pain, almost in the ankle area.

“The injury wasn’t getting better and hadn’t been practicing, so in the course of dealing with the calf injury, it appears that now we have an ankle issue.”

As of right now Luck is going to sit out the preseason, giving not only time for his backups to pick up the slack, but more so for his body to feel better.

The reports indicate that there’s no chatter about a surgery for Luck, and that he will just have to keep working at it to get better in order to be able to play.

“There’s enough pain where he’s not practicing,” Ballard said of the quarterback.

“That’s what we have to get under control. Once we get that under control, I think we can really move forward. There’s no question he had a calf [injury]. But the lower part is more of an ankle issue. We get that under control, we can help with the pain.”

For now Colts fans will keep holding their breath, even if Ballard thinks Luck can play at less than 100 percent this upcoming season.

“If he can function, yes,” Ballard said. “If his pain is under control and he can protect himself and play good, yes.”

Sporting News Picks the NFL 2019 Division Winners – Where Do the Colts Land?

It’s that time of the year when national pundits start to look ahead and pick records for teams around the league, as well as pick the winners of the divisions.

Sporting News is out with their 2019 predictions, and they have their picks in for the AFC South.

The longtime company picks the Colts with Andrew Luck to win the division with a mark of 11-5, and coming in second will be the Texans with a record of 8-8.

The Titans are going to be third place at 5-11, while the Jagaurs, who were just in the AFC Title Game in January of 2018, will be last at 4-12.

Here’s the complete rundown of who Sporting News likes along with the Super Bowl teams.

Colts QB Andrew Luck Says He’ll Be Ready to Roll for Week One Despite Calf Issue

Andrew Luck continues to sit out practices due to a nagging calf injury but thinks he will be ready for the regular season, Kevin Patra of reports.

The issue has been lingering for three months and doesn’t have a timetable that might suggest when he will be healthy enough to return to practice. Despite the amorphous timeline, the signal-caller isn’t fretting. Luck told Peter King for his Football Morning in America column on Sunday he’s not concerned about being ready for Week 1.

“No,” Luck told King when asked if he was worried about not being ready for the season opener. “I certainly believe I will [be ready]. That’s certainly the goal.”

“At times I do worry about it,” Luck told King. “It can be frustrating. The arc of an injury, whether it’s a big surgical one or something you’re rehabbing through. But no, because I’ve improved. Maybe I’m not improving as fast as I want and missing things is no fun. It eats at you. But I do know at the end of the day if I’m getting the most out of myself, if I’m being the best I can that day, then that’s what I need to do.”

Luck will continue to miss practices, and coach Frank Reich said the team didn’t know when the starting quarterback might be cleared.

While the uncertainty of the situation hangs over the Colts, Reich said he’s not dwelling on Luck’s injury because there’s little utility in agonizing over something he can’t control.

“As a former player and as a coach, it’s just always my instinct to trust the player,” Reich said. “I really don’t lay awake at night thinking about it. When our players have injuries, I’m not the guy who’s asking every five minutes how they’re doing. That’s just the way I am. Part of that is because I think my 14 years of experience as a player … I know he wants to be there as bad as anybody. Me asking him every five minutes how he’s doing doesn’t help anything.”

Andrew Luck’s Date to Return From a Calf Injury Still Up in the Air

A timetable for Andrew Luck’s return to the practice field remains up in the air, Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports.

Luck, who suffered a setback with the calf strain he’s been battling since April in the first four days of training camp, missed all three morning practices this week, as expected.

The franchise quarterback will talk about how he’s feeling with the coaching staff on Friday, an off day for the Colts. Until then, no plans have been set for Luck’s weekend.

“I don’t know,” Colts head coach Frank Reich said. “Haven’t even talked about it.”

Luck hasn’t been spotted at practice, but he has been rehabilitating the injury out of sight.

“He’s getting some good work,” Reich said. “First of all, some good rehab, and then he’s inside throwing with Tom House, that’s been really good. He’s put some of that on tape, so we have a chance to look at that, and that’s been really positive.”

Video: Ascension: The Story of the 2018 Indianapolis Colts

The 2018 season was the Indianapolis Colts’ 66th in the National Football League and their 35th in Indianapolis. It was also their first season under head coach Frank Reich and second under the leadership of general manager Chris Ballard.

Colts LT Anthony Castonzo an “Obvious” Candidate for Extension

Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo is an “obvious” candidate for an extension as he enters the final season of his current contract according to Keven Bowen of 107.5 The Fan.

The Colts have a number of contracts coming off the books — Jacoby Brissett, Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron and Jabaal Sheard will enter free agency after 2019—but keeping Castonzo should be a top priority.

Originally the No.22-overall pick in the 2011 draft out of Boston College, Castonzo has manned the blind side in Indy for the past nine seasons.

The 30-year-old left tackle seems keen on staying in Indy, noting an extension would be “great.” “Obviously, any time you can be under contract and feeling good about it, that’s always good,” said Castonzo.

Castonzo is due to earn $6.25 million in base salary in 2019.

Check Out the Madden 20 Rankings for All the Colts Players

Monday was a day that many gaming fans wait for each year, the day that the most popular sports series of all-time puts out their player rankings.

That game of course is Madden football, and this year Madden 20 is once again going to be a game played by millions who are into the NFL and video games.

One aspect of the game is player rankings, and the top Colts player on the list was QB Andrew Luck with a mark of 92.

Wide out T.Y. Hilton comes in next with a ranking of 91. Right End Justin Houston sits at a rank of 87.

Check out all the Colts Rankings by clicking HERE.