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Colts Planning To Have QB Andrew Luck Back In Week 5

Update:

Chris Hagan of FOX 59 reports that Colts QB Andrew Luck is specifically dealing with a subluxation of his right shoulder.

According to Hagen, the Colts and Luck have already consulted “several prominent Doctors” regarding his shoulder, and had an MRI down last Monday.

Former NFL physician David Chao points out that a subluxation means the shoulder shifts. According to Chao, the key with this injury is whether the labrum is torn.

If Luck has a significant tear, surgery remains a possibility. Otherwise, he would be able to rehab the injury.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Colts are planning to have QB Andrew Luck available for their Week 5 match up against the Texans on Thursday.

Indianapolis ultimately elected to hold Luck out of yesterday’s game, due to the shoulder injury that prevented him from throwing for most of the week. However, Rapoport mentions that Luck’s shoulder injury isn’t viewed as a long-term issue.

Colts HC Chuck Pagano told reporters after Sunday’s game that they plan to “take it day-to-day” regarding his shoulder injury.

“He was trending in the right direction throughout the course of the week,” Pagano said, via Indy Sports Central. “We were going to evaluate him, see how he felt. Just wasn’t ready.”

Pagano also mentioned that they decided to hold Luck out today after he didn’t have the arm strength required to play.

Andrew woke up this morning and wasn’t quite there and didn’t have the arm strength and all that stuff,’’ Pagano said. “We decided to go with Matt.’’

Luck, 26, is under contract for another two years and stands to make base salaries of $3,404,727 and $16.155 million during this time. Of course, everyone around the league expects him to ultimately become the highest paid player in NFL history at some point in the next year or so.

This season, Luck has completed 56 percent of his passes to go along with 753 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions over the course of three games.