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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (groin) is a game-time decision for today's tilt with the Steelers. "But there is optimism he plays," Rapoport adds. Still, the fact that a final call won't be made until pregame warmups is a concern. Hilton presumably suffered the injury in Thursday's practice and then was limited on Friday. We'll find out his official status by noon ET.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Hilton will play today.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Steelers. He popped up on the injury report on Thursday but was able to put in a limited practice on Friday. We haven’t heard any real concern about his availability for this weekend. Hilton is a boom-or-bust WR2 vs. Pittsburgh’s 2nd-ranked WR defense.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a groin. It's unclear if this is a legitimate injury or just a rest day for the veteran. We'll know more by this time tomorrow.

Colts QB Andrew Luck has "additional issues" with his throwing shoulder, beyond the torn labrum that he had surgery on in January, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The belief is that the problems arose from Luck altering his throwing motion to compensate for the original injury. He's sought multiple opinions, but doctors still don't know exactly what's ailing him. No one has recommended another surgery, per Rapoport, but "it remains a possibility." Luck will spend the next few months rehabbing before any other decisions are made. The Colts believe he'll be ready for the start of the 2018 season -- but we can't consider that a lock based on how this has played out and everything we know now. Luck's dynasty stock has certainly taken a hit.

The Colts have placed QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) on IR, officially ending his 2017 season. The news doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention. Luck returned to practice in early October but was shut down a couple of weeks later after experiencing soreness in that throwing shoulder. He hasn't thrown since. At this point, we can't even be sure that he'll be ready for the start of the offseason program. Luck's health will again be 1 of the biggest NFL storylines this winter and spring. QB Jacoby Brissett will finish out this season as Indy's starter.

Colts QB Andrew Luck is "not close to returning to practice," according to the Indy Star's Stephen Holder. That's just practice. Luck is at least a couple of weeks beyond that from being ready to play in a game. He's still experiencing soreness in that throwing shoulder, per Holder, and is set to visit multiple specialists this week. At this point, we'd be surprised if Luck played this season. He's not worth hanging on to in redraft leagues.

Teams have been calling the Lions to inquire about the availability of TE Eric Ebron, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's unclear if Detroit is willing to deal the former 1st-rounder, although we assume they would be for the right price. Ebron has been a massive disappointment this season, totaling just 13 catches, 102 yards and 1 TD through 6 games. He's played less than 56% of the offensive snaps in 3 straight. A move out of Detroit certainly wouldn't hurt his fantasy outlook going forward. The trade deadline is on Tuesday.

Colts OLB John Simon left Sunday's loss to the Jaguars early with a shoulder stinger, and it sounds significant. HC Chuck Pagano told reporters Monday that Simon will "miss some time." That at least puts a key pass rusher and edge run defender out for this weekend's trip to Cincinnati.

Colts HC Chuck Pagano confirmed on Monday that QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) won't practice this week or play against the Bengals on Sunday. Luck figures to need another couple of weeks of practice once he gets back out there before he's ready for game action. CBS' Jason La Canfora reported over the weekend that Luck is unlikely to play before December. There's certainly a chance he doesn't play at all this season.

Colts S Malik Hooker suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That will end the 1st-round pick's rookie season. We'll see if it also threatens the start of his 2nd year. Hooker grabbed 3 INTs among his 5 games as a starter.

Colts QB Andrew Luck's recent setback in his recovery from shoulder surgery likely means he's out until at least December, according to CBS' Jason La Canfora. The Colts have a Week 11 bye, then play on Sunday, Nov. 26, in Week 12. We'll see about his progress as that time draws closer. Fill-in Jacoby Brissett will face a tough slate of opponents in the meantime: Jacksonville, Cincinnati, Houston and Pittsburgh.

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 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.


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