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Indianapolis Colts Have Guarded Optimism on Andrew Luck

Although Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has had a prolonged absence at training camp. Despite this, the team holds guarded optimism over the availability of the star signal caller. Luck could be available for the opening game of the regular season, said sources that are familiar with the situation.

Colts head coach Frank Reich told the media this week he wanted to know following the third preseason game for the team versus the Chicago Bears on August 24 who would start at quarterback for the regular season opener.


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Reich wants enough progress made to have a better feeling about the chances Andrew Luck will start, added a source.

General manager for the Colts Chris Ballard said during the week that tests were done Monday. Tests on Andrew Luck revealed the quarterback went from having a calf strain, which was diagnosed originally back in March, to pain in the high ankle area of the left leg.


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Ballard added that Luck would not play during the preseason.

Luck, who is 29, has diligently gone through rehab. Additionally, he has worked with Tom House his independent throwing instructor said sources. One source added that enough progress has been made for the team to express guarded optimism but no more until Indianapolis sees Luck on the playing field working with teammates.

The opening game of the regular season for the Colts is on September 8 on the road versus the Los Angeles Chargers. If Luck cannot play in the opener, Jacoby Brissett will start at quarterback.

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