Andrew Luck, whose status had been mostly obscured by the Indianapolis Colts through the NFL preseason, will be out at least several more weeks as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery, according to CBS Sports. From the report:
The Colts are avoiding putting any pressure on the franchise player, and do not even have a timetable for a full return even to the practice field, though I am told a projected debut at practice is anticipated “sooner rather than later.” Most important, sources said there have been no setbacks in the passer’s incremental return from surgery. Obviously, all parties are taking every precaution with his return, which to this point has not included Luck really airing out the football or testing the shoulder, and thus leaves him still several weeks away from being even considered for the game-day roster.
It was already known that Luck would miss Week 1, but with the Colts so tight-lipped about his situation, it seemed like things were significantly worse than that. Thirty-year-old Scott Tolzien, who has a career two touchdowns and seven interceptions, is set to start in Luck’s place for the time being, though there’s at least one other, more talented quarterback available in free agency.