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Still no word on Luck playing in Week 1

From ESPN - August 13, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay cannot "unequivocally" say that starting quarterback Andrew Luck will play in their Week 1 opener against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 10.

Irsay, like general manager Chris Ballard, believes Luck will be off the physically unable to perform list before the start of the regular season. But playing against the Rams is still up in the air, especially because Luck needs practice time once he is taken off of PUP.

"I do not want to act that it is a foregone conclusion that he's not going to be starting out there [against the Rams]," Irsay said after his team's 24-10 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. "I mean, he could but also could not. We do not see an extended delay, but we are not going to put a timetable on it. We will not put any pressure on this decision."

Luck originally injured his right shoulder in Week 3 of the 2015 season. He played through the shoulder pain until he finally had the surgery in January. Irsay said they waited as long as they could before deciding on surgery and would not do things any differently.

"There's no mystery to it, and that's the good news about it," Irsay said. "There has not been one surprise to [the shoulder] from our standpoint. We always knew it was going to be a borderline thing. We wanted to be sure before we did the surgery. Once we were committed to doing it, things could not have gone more successfully."

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