Andrew Luck will not practice this week, getting full movement back

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws during a joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens at the Colts NFL football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — There's good and bad news coming from Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Frank Reich.

The bad new is that quarterback Andrew Luck will not practice this week.

The good news is that he's working on his full-speed movement and pain threshold.

It is not yet clear when Luck will begin practicing with the team.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard held a conference call with reporters Aug. 13 to further discuss Luck's injury. He said after Irsay spoke about the injury, the team discovered "that doesn't appear to be the issue and we shifted our focus to another area."

Ballard said two months after an MRI revealed a calf strain in March, Luck was still experiencing pain in his lower calf, so he visited a specialist for treatment. When training camp opened, the team decided to work the quarterback back from the injury slowly.

On the third day of camp, the pain remained, so the team shut Luck down. After further exploration, Ballard said the injury appears to be a high ankle issue and Luck will continue to rehab.

Ballard said Luck will not need surgery on the ankle, but will likely not play during the preseason. However, he was "not ready to say" if Luck is in jeopardy of missing games when the regular season kicks off next month.

Regardless of when Luck is ready to return, Ballard said the Colts are ready to start the season with backup Jacoby Brissett.

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