02 Jan Colt’s Andrew Luck still in pain
The Colts are a nine-game parlay short of making the playoffs. The team will probably end up missing the postseason and entering into an ugly offseason full of change.
The change could be exacerbated by concerns over how Andrew Luck was handled. Originally, Luck missed a few games because of a shoulder injury. He may have come back too early.
According to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Luck was still dealing with pain when he returned to the starting lineup for the Colts, and also suffered torn cartilage on his ribs when he returned.
So not only was Luck still injured when he came back (and therefore came back too early), but by coming back too early, he suffered additional injuries.
There are going to be heads rolling in Indianapolis soon, with all reports about Chuck Pagano indicating he’s on his way out. Ryan Grigson could reportedly be in trouble as well. Luck’s injury issues this season aren’t anyone’s fault, but the potential mismanagement of his health isn’t going to help matters.