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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.”

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