Luck completed 21 of 31 passes for 179 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while adding two yards on four carries in Sunday's 21-9 win over Washington.
Luck hooked up with Eric Ebron for a seven-yard touchdown on the opening drive and added a three-yard score to T.Y. Hilton in the fourth quarter. Hilton was his favorite target throughout, accounting for 83 of Luck's 179 passing yards. While this wasn't an exceptional performance by any means, Luck made the throws he needed to and, most importantly, didn't seem limited whatsoever by the shoulder injury that forced him to miss all of last season.
Lucks didn't have any issues with his shoulder or arm after throwing 53 passes in Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Bengals, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan reports. "I thought that was my best throwing day to date through this whole journey," Luck said Wednesday. "I do feel like (my arm strength) is where it needs to be. I've proven to myself that, especially in practice, that I can make those deeper throws."
Luck admitted to feeling soreness throughout his body after playing a full football game for the first time since Week 17 of 2016. The important thing is that he didn't have any issues with the surgically repaired shoulder, despite putting the Colts on his back in an effort to compensate for a lackluster rushing attack. We may see more of the same in Week 2, though a road game against the Redskins should make things at least a little bit tougher from an efficiency standpoint.
As anticipated, the foot injury that Luck sustained in the Colts' Aug. 25 preseason contest against the 49ers proved to be just a minor concern. Though the quarterback was held out of practice last week as a precaution, he'll likely be listed as a full participant Wednesday, when the Colts release their first injury report of the season. Luck didn't report any setbacks with his surgically repaired shoulder during training camp, leaving the Colts optimistic that he'll provide a major lift to an offense that cratered without him under center in 2017.
Luck (foot) has been cleared to resume practicing Monday, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Luck has been held out of practice this week while resting a minor foot injury that he was able to play through in the Colts' third preseason game. He completed 20 of 32 passes for 204 yard with a touchdown and an interception in three preseason appearances, and he'll now have a full week to prepare for the Sept. 9 season opener at home against Cincinnati. There hasn't been much mention of Luck's surgically repaired shoulder since the start of training camp.
In reference to Luck's minor foot injury, coach Frank Reich noted Tuesday that the QB is "doing well. He'll be there Monday ready to go for next week," Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
The Colts have nothing to gain by exposing Luck to unnecessary contact in Thursday's preseason finale, but he'll evidently be ready to go next week once the team begins its preparations for Week 1.
|3||9/23/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|5||10/4/18||@ NE||8:20 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|13||12/2/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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