Andrew Luck injury update: Colts quarterback (calf) to miss 3 practices

The Colts continue being cautious with quarterback Andrew Luck and his strained calf.

Coach Frank Reich told reporters Luck will sit out practices Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

“Continuing to progress with his strength, still a degree of pain that he’s not comfortable with,” Reich said (via 1070 The Fan). “Obviously we’re not comfortable with putting him out there. We’re going to continue to work with our medical staff on the plan moving forward.”

The 29-year-old quarterback strained his calf this spring and missed the Colts’ OTAs and minicamp, although Reich said in June he would have been able to play if there were a game.

In late July, Reich told reporters that seeing Kevin Durant suffer an injury in the NBA Finals had influenced his thinking on how to bring Luck back up to speed. Durant tore his Achilles in his first game back after missing a month with a calf injury.

“We didn’t really talk about it, but I think we all knew it,” Reich said of Durant’s injury (via the Indianapolis Star). “I was certainly thinking it. When you see something like that happen, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s why we do what we’re doing.'”

Luck has participated in three training camp practices, all as a limited participant, and said he feels as if something would pull when he moves a certain way. 

According to NFL.com, Luck’s status has led the Colts to consider carrying three quarterbacks on the roster to open the season.