Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s shoulder is still barking and he will not start tonight against the Houston Texans. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Luck’s status and that Matt Hasselbeck would start again.
Luck’s shoulder will now cause him to miss two games. Prior to Week 4, the three-time Pro Bowler had not missed a game in his whole career. The Colts’ weak offensive line has caused Luck to struggle this season, as he has thrown 753 yards, five touchdowns and an NFL-leading seven interceptions. Despite that, the Colts are 2-2.
But the fact of the matter is that Luck is vitally important to the Colts’ overall success both this season and beyond, and he is of little use to the team when not 100 percent healthy. Against a hard-hitting Texans front seven that includes the likes of J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing and others, best not to gamble and risk reinjury.
Campus Sports will update Luck’s recovery as any new information becomes available.
Kickoff at NRG Stadium is slated for 8:25 p.m. ET on CBS.
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