With each passing day, the prospect of the Tennessee Titans avoiding Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Andrew Luck, in Week 2 is becoming more possible.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Andrew Luck, has been the bane of the Tennessee Titans’ existence during his career, but it’s becoming more and more possible the Titans avoid him altogether in a Week 2 divisional matchup.
Luck has been dealing with a calf strain during the offseason and throughout training camp, and he was unable to play in the Colts’ preseason opener last Thursday. Now, he runs the risk of missing the Colts’ regular season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Athletic’s Zak Keefer shared a timeline of Luck’s troublesome offseason, which started with an MRI in March that revealed a calf strain.
For a more in-depth timeline, you can check out the one done by ESPN’s Mike Wells.
Since then, Luck has been in and out of practice, and he hasn’t looked good when he’s been on the field. Now it has been revealed that Luck is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and is “likely” to miss the entire preseason.
The Colts aren’t ready to say whether or not Luck will make it out on the field for Week 1.
We’ve seen this story before. A somewhat mysterious injury is bothering Luck that is at first not thought to be too serious, but then lingers for much longer than expected.
Keefer understandably remains skeptical about this whole situation.
If this injury does happen to linger, the Titans could avoid their toughest nemesis, with the two teams scheduled to meet for the first time in 2019 in Week 2. Should that be the case, a game in which many had marked as an “L” on the Titans’ schedule could flip rather quickly.
Of course, you’d like to see the Titans break their streak of bad losses to the Colts with Luck actually on the field, but that won’t matter if the Titans can do so without facing Luck and eventually make the playoffs as a result.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, though.
It’s only a possibility — and not a certainty — that Luck won’t be on the field for that game. There’s also a possibility Luck won’t be fully healthy even if he does play.
It would be quite the reprieve if either of those scenarios play out, as the Titans have been haunted by Luck and the Colts for far too long now.