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Colts GM Chris Ballard said Wednesday that QB Andrew Luck is experiencing soreness in his throwing shoulder. He received a cortisone shot and won't practice this week. This certainly qualifies as a setback. We'd now be surprised to see Luck before the Colts return from their Week 11 bye -- and it's possible he doesn't play at all this season.

Colts RB Robert Turbin is expected to miss the rest of the season with the arm injury he suffered in Monday night's loss to the Titans, HC Chuck Pagano said Tuesday. Turbin was averaging just 3.8 carries and 1.8 targets per game, so the fantasy impact here isn't huge. Expect most of his work to go to RB Frank Gore. We'll see if the Colts follow through on their plan to get RB Marlon Mack more involved going forward.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) told ESPN that he won't play against the Jaguars next weekend. That's been the belief for a while now, with Week 8 looking like his earliest possible return. That's a road game against the Bengals -- a tough spot for a guy coming off a serious throwing-shoulder injury. Week 9 brings a better matchup vs. Houston's 24th-ranked QB defense. Of course, there's still no guarantee that Luck is even ready by then.

Colts TE Jack Doyle (concussion) put in a full practice on Thursday, putting him on track to play against the Titans on Monday night. Doyle hasn't scored yet this season and has topped 41 yards in just 1 of 4 games. He remains a low-upside TE2 until QB Andrew Luck returns.

Colts HC Chuck Pagano said Wednesday that QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is still "more than a week away" from being ready to make his 2017 debut. So it sounds like Week 8 against Cincinnati is the earliest we'll see him. (It's probably a good thing that he's missing next week's game vs. the Jaguars elite pass defense, anyway.) We'll continue to track his progress.

Colts CB Rashaan Melvin (hamstring, ankle) is active for today's game against the 49ers. He's usable in deeper IDP leagues but obviously carries some re-injury risk after missing Thursday's workout and being limited the other 2 days.

Colts CB Rashaan Melvin is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Melvin didn't miss a snap of last week's game. He turned up limited Wednesday and Friday, though, and missed Thursday's practice altogether. We'll check on his status Sunday.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (shoulder) put in a full week of practice and will play against the 49ers this weekend. The rookie has tallied 16 touches and 2 targets in 2 appearances. He’s not a fantasy option but does ding RB Frank Gore’s projection a bit.

Colts TE Jack Doyle (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the 49ers. He actually put in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday before sitting out Friday, so it looks like he suffered a setback. We'll track Doyle's status next week.

Colts HC Chuck Pagano ruled out QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) for this weekend's game against the 49ers. No surprise there. Pagano did confirm, however, that Luck will make his practice debut on Wednesday. It gives him a shot to return for Week 6 against the Titans.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will return to practice this week, GM Chris Ballard said Monday. It'll be Luck's 1st official work since undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder in January. “We’ll slowly start working him back into practice this week," Ballard said. “We’ll see how much he gets. But we’ve got a plan in place to where we want him to start getting him reps and then, in time as we can get him incorporated back into team work and all that, we’ll get him back on the field." Luck is expected to need at least 2 weeks of practice before playing in a game. That makes Week 6 his earliest likely return. Insider Mike Chappell calls Week 7 or 8 "more likely." Regardless, Luck is certainly worth scooping up if he's available in your fantasy league. He'll carry some risk in his 1st game or 2 but could re-emerge as a high-end QB1 over the 2nd half of the season.

Colts TE Jack Doyle is in the concussion protocol, HC Chuck Pagano said Monday. Doyle exited Sunday night's game to get checked for a concussion but was cleared and allowed to return. He must have experienced symptoms after the game or on Monday. Regardless, he's now iffy for this weekend's game against the 49ers. Doyle hasn't been much of a fantasy option without QB Andrew Luck, topping 41 yards just once in 4 games.

Colts WR Chester Rogers (hamstring) is out for Sunday night’s game in Seattle. Kamar Aiken will continue to serve as Indy’s #3 WR but isn’t a fantasy option.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (shoulder) is out for Sunday night’s game in Seattle. Robert Turbin will continue to serve as the #2 RB but isn’t a fantasy option.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not practice this week, HC Chuck Pagano said Wednesday. Luck will need to get back on the practice field next week if he's going to debut in Week 6. ESPN's Chris Mortensen believes Week 7 is Luck's most likely target.

Colts HC Chuck Pagano ruled out QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) for Sunday night's game against the Seahawks. The bigger takeaway from the Monday press conference was Pagano saying Luck "might" be able to start practicing this week. That, of course, follows Sunday's report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Luck is targeting a Week 6 return. ESPN's Chris Mortensen said earlier on Monday that Week 7 is the most likely return date. Either way, we can finally see the light at the end of this tunnel.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is targeting a Week 6 return, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "You may see Andrew Luck doing some work" at practice this week, Rapoport adds. Luck is expected to need at least 2 full weeks of practice before being ready for game action. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his progress.

Colts WR Chester Rogers (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Kamar Aiken will continue to serve as Indy’s #3 WR.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Robert Turbin will serve as the clear-cut #2 RB but isn’t a fantasy option.

Colts HC Chuck Pagano said Wednesday that QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) won't practice this week. There's still no timetable for his return to the field. Considering he's been sidelined since January, Luck figures to need at least a couple of weeks of practice before playing in a game. That makes Week 5 his earliest potential return.

 
 
 

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