| Pagano wants Luck to "change" running style -- Tue Nov 17 11:46 am --|
Colts coach concerned about QB's long-term halth
|Andrew Luck shouldn't be taking big hits, according to Chuck Pagano, who wants him to be more conservative in his running approach.
"We're going to talk every day until he figures it out and we figure it out as a team," Pagano said. "He knows full well that he can't do that. He can't put himself and this team in jeopardy. You love the grit, and you love the toughness and all that stuff. But playing the position like a linebacker? You can't." (Indianapolis Star)|
FF Today's Take: Luck (kidney) will miss about a month and will be tough to stash as your fantasy season gets into the playoff picture. We don;t recommend a drop, but there's no telling how effective he'll bee when he does return -- especially with Pagano in his head about his playing style. For now, Matt Hasselbeck is slated to be the starter in Week 11 and Charlie Whitehurst is the Colts new backup.
| Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks, lacerated kidney -- Tue Nov 10 3:05 am --|
Partial tear of an abdominal muscle
|Andrew Luck incurred abdominal injuries during Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos.
“The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble,” said Head Coach Chuck Pagano. “Andrew was sore after the game and was feeling a little worse Monday afternoon so we sent him to get tests.”
The tests revealed a laceration in one of Luck’s kidneys and a partial tear of an abdominal muscle. The injuries should not require surgery and full recovery from both is expected within two to six weeks.
FF Today's Take: And the hits just keep on coming for the NFL. Matt Hasselbeck will be the Colts quarterback in Week 11 against the Falcons. Colts are on bye in Week 10. It's a minor downgrade for the Colts receivers but Hasselbeck is a viable QB2 and streaming option in the coming weeks.
| Hilton to be a game time decision -- Fri Nov 6 9:35 pm --|
Colts WR missed practice all week and was seen in a walking boot
|Andrew Luck could be without his top receiving threat when he faces the NFL's No. 1 defense on Sunday. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported on NFL HQ Friday morning that wideout T.Y. Hilton will be a game-time decision Sunday ahead of the Colts' clash with the Denver Broncos, per a source informed of the situation. Hilton was officially listed as questionable on Friday. It hasn't looked good for Hilton's availability after the wideout missed three straight days of practice and was seen in a boot on Thursday as he deals with a foot sprain. There was no sign of Hilton at the start of Friday's practice, which isn't a good sign for the wideout's progress. The Colts' top pass-catcher has 38 receptions on 81 targets this season, compiling 621 yards and three touchdowns. He is catching just 46.9 percent of his targets this season after snagging 61.0 percent in 2014. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Hilton owners should ensure they have a backup plan this week. Even if he does play, he has a tough matchup in the Broncos' stifling defense.
| Colts: Andrew Luck practiced "without limitations" -- Tue Oct 13 9:55 am --|
Backup Matt Hasselbeck still fighting bacterial infection
|Colts QB Andrew Luck participated on an unrestricted basis in Monday’s practice, according to team officials. Practice was not open to reporters, so everyone will have to take the Colts at their word. (Indianapolis Star)|
FF Today's Take: The Colts need to hope for the best, as the plight of backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck continues. Hasselbeck practiced Monday but is still being treated for the bacterial infection that weakened him last week and nearly kept from playing last Thursday night.
This is a situation to monitor heading into the weekend, as Luck's shoulder and Hasselbeck's health are both items of concern with the Patriots on the docket.
| Hasselbeck expected to start, Luck Questionable -- Thu Oct 8 10:17 am --|
Luck to test arm in pregame warmup
|Matt Hasselbeck flew to Houston planning to start for Colts, source says. Andrew Luck will throw pregame, but Hasselbeck expected to start (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Luck sat out last week's game with a shoulder injury and it appears the Colts are leaning towards resting him this week as well. T.Y. Hilton posted a 7-67 line while Donte Moncrief went 6-75 with Hasselbeck at the controls last week.
| Luck has mild dislocation in right shoulder -- Mon Oct 5 6:10 pm --|
Report suggests doctors are concerned about labrum
|Andrew Luck suffered a subluxation of his throwing shoulder. A source close to the situation says at least three out-of-state experts have looked at the injury and given their input. Luck had an MRI a week ago. The injury is also known as a partial separation of the shoulder.
Doctors are concerned about Luck’s labrum, which is hard to read from the MRI with this type of injury. The biggest concerns about Luck at the moment are pain and arm strength. (Indy Sports Central)|
FF Today's Take: With two games in five days, the Colts likely made an organizational decision to rest Luck this weekend in order to give him nearly three full weeks to recover. If the injury is "just" a subluxation, he could be in line for Week 5. If his labrum is the problem, it could be a much more long-term problem for the Colts and fantasy owners. Matt Hasselbeck needs to be owned in most leagues by the end of the week.
| Andrew Luck out for Week 4 -- Sun Oct 4 7:54 am --|
Hasselbeck to start
|Andrew Luck will not play today, per a team source. (Chris Mortensen on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Luck was "limited" in practice all week but in reality did very little on the field. Head coach Chuck Pagano's comments during the week stating he was confident Luck would play turned out to be gamesmanship nonsense. Matt Hasselbeck will get the start and the Colts receiving corps should be downgraded a notch.
| Andrew Luck limited in practice Friday -- Fri Oct 2 12:05 pm --|
Shoulder injury to Luck may give Hasselbeck the start
|Via Mike Chappell of IndySportsCentral.com, Andrew Luck was not out with the other quarterbacks at the start of practice Friday. He was limited both Wednesday and Thursday with a shoulder injury. If he can’t go, the Colts would start veteran Matt Hasselbeck, who hasn’t started a game since Nov. 4, 2012. They signed journeyman Josh Johnson today since they were carrying only two on the active roster going into the week. (ProFootballTalk)|
FF Today's Take: The signing of Johnson tells is the Colts are concerned about Luck's availability for Sunday against the Jaguars. He's officially listed as Questionable. If Luck doesn't play, it would be difficult for fantasy owners to trust Hasselbeck who hasn't played in a regular season game since 2012. The Colts passing game as would also be devalued but RB Frank Gore would get a slight boost.
| Andrew Luck day-to-day -- Wed Sep 30 4:44 pm --|
Colts' QB lands on injury report with shoulder injury
|INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is day-to-day with a right shoulder injury, coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday.
Pagano said he has "supreme confidence" that Luck will play in Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
FF Today's Take: This injury doesn't seem serious enough to keep Andrew Luck from suiting up in Week 4. Expect Indianapolis to give their quarterback a lighter practice week and update his status on Friday.