Colts HC Chuck Pagano announced Monday that QB Andrew Luck will once again miss their Week 3 matchup against the Browns.
Pagano did say that he has no doubt that Luck will play this season, but they aren’t sure when he’ll receive clearance from doctors to return to practice.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that there’s talk Luck may not return until October at some point, but it’s notable that Indianapolis didn’t waste any time ruling him out.
The Colts started Scott Tolzien at quarterback for the season opener against the Rams he was benched in favor of QB Jacoby Brissett, who got the start this past weekend and will be under center again in Week 3.
Luck, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2012. He’s currently in the second year of his six-year, $139.125 million contract that includes $87 million guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $12 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Luck has appeared in 15 games and thrown for 4,240 yards while completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.