Andrew Luck not to play football for the rest of 2015?

Indianapolis Colts v Atlanta Falcons

The Indianapolis Colts are probably up there with the Dallas Cowboys as one of the most unexpected teams this season.

Both teams who made the play-offs in stunning style last year, have failed to even secure a winning record so far this season, and it could all come back to injuries.

Out of luck?

The Colts are currently 6-7 and despite their poor performances and an all round bad season, they still sit top of the AFC South.

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They have however been without starting franchise quarterback Andrew Luck since their week nine win over the Denver Broncos with a kidney injury.

Colts fans were given a big boost at the weekend though when team owner Jim Irsay claimed that Luck could be back for next Sunday's clash with the Houston Texans.

That may not actually be the case though with several others in the Colts organisation still considering him out for the Texans game.

Head coach Chuck Pagano said he:

"not heard anything from our trainers or doctors" - Pagano about Luck's return

With Pagano not knowing about Luck's 'impending' return, it certainly does call Irsay's claims into question.

Even Luck himself said that while his aim is to return to practice this week, it is not 100% going to happen.

Some Colts fans could be forgiven for not being very excited about Luck's return with the quarterback having thrown 12 interceptions in just seven games this season.

Worst case scenario

The Colts have been coping with back-up quarterback Matt Hasselbeck who is 2-2 as a starter since week nine of the season.

However there are also doubts over his health right now after he left their 51-16 blow-out loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Hasselbeck left with a rib injury and if he and Luck both fail to make it for Sunday, it will be interesting to see what game plan the Colts go with against a stern Texans defense.

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