Colts QB Andrew Luck Is In Concussion Protocol, Planning To Start Scott Tolzien In Week 12



Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Colts are planning to start in backup QB Scott Tolzien for Thursday night’s game against the Steelers with Andrew Luck in the concussion protocol.


Colts HC Chuck Pagano told reporters on Monday that QB Andrew Luck suffered a concussion during Sunday’s win over the Titans and is currently in the league’s concussion protocol.

According to Pagano, there was no indication that Luck had suffered a concussion during the game but he later complained of feeling poorly later on, per Bob Kravitz.

Players in the concussion protocol typically require the better part of a week to be cleared, so it seems unlikely he’ll be available for Thursday’s game.

If Luck can’t suit up, the Colts would likely turn to Scott Tolzien as their starting quarterback for this week.

Luck, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2012. He’s currently in the first 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.

This season, Luck has appeared in 10 games and thrown for 2,827 yards while completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 quarterback out of 35 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Luck’s status as the news is available.

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