Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said yesterday that he was able to practice without any limitations, putting him on the track to play this weekend against the New England Patriots.
It is unclear what the Colts were practising that he was able to be a full participant for. It could have been a walk through or throwing the ball. We simply don't know until the AFC South team provides some clarity.
Nevertheless, Luck himself is optimistic that he can be back under center this weekend for the first time in two weeks.
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According to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, he said: “It feels better every day. It was great to go through practice without limitations, in a sense, and get out there and throw. It was better.
“It was good. It’s another step in the right direction. It’s always fun to get out and practice on a beautiful day and prepare for a great team coming to town.”
Luck has missed the last two weeks of action due to a shoulder injury. In the meantime, backup Matt Hasselbeck has picked up two wins for the team despite not being 100 percent himself.
That 'great team' that is coming to town so happens to be the Patriots, the side which knocked the Colts out of last year's playoffs in the controversial and infamous AFC Championship game, so revenge may be on the cards for Luck as he makes his return.
The clear indication that Luck might be suiting up for this game was the team's decision to once again cut Josh Johnson from the roster. The quarterback recognises the history between the two teams facing off this weekend but also knows to move on from it.
Luck said: “Every game is important. This certainly is a big game. It’s the next game. And it is a very, very good team that’s undefeated coming into town. There certainly is a history between us and them, but it’s also a new year.”
Sure it is a new year, but it's impossible to forget what happened, so that might be on his mind if he plays on Sunday.