While that injury is far less concerning compared to last year, when Luck was coming off a shoulder injury, the team is still going to use extreme caution. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is the reason for that.
Colts coach Frank Reich confirmed seeing what happened to Durant has impacted how the team will handle Luck coming off the calf injury. Reich said the Durant situation wasn’t necessarily discussed, but he has been thinking about it.
The 30-year-old Durant suffered a torn Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Durant was attempting to play through a calf injury he suffered during the Western Conference semifinals and tore his Achilles in his first game back.
Given how much Luck means to the Colts, the team has every incentive to make sure he’s 100 percent before he practices in full. With the regular season six weeks away, there’s no reason to rush Luck now.
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