Andrew Luck’s season from hell continues. He hasn’t been in the NFL for that long, but this is by far his worst season. Statistically, his numbers are down and he had to miss two games earlier in the season due to a shoulder injury. And it looks like he’ll be out again.
Luck suffered a lacerated kidney in Sunday’s win over Denver and will be out 2-6 weeks.
Luck sustained the injuries during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s victory over Denver. The Colts said Luck should not need surgery to make a full recovery.
“The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble when Andrew was doing everything he could to get us the win,” said head coach Chuck Pagano in a statement, “Andrew was sore after the game and was feeling a little worse Monday afternoon so we sent him to get tests.”
Something like a lacerated kidney sounds season-ending, but such is not the case. The good news for the Colts is that backup QB Matt Hasselbeck is no stranger to being under center and played pretty well during Andrew Luck’s absence earlier in the season. Also, the AFC South won’t exactly be a dog fight, so don’t close the door on the Colts’ playoff chances just yet.