It's a near-certainty that quarterback Andrew Luck will suit up against the Jaguars in Indianapolis on Sunday. It's difficult, however, to uncover any certainty surrounding Luck's actual condition.
Luck sustained a shoulder injury at some point during his most recent game vs. the Titans, gifting him with a day-to-day status throughout practice this week and limited action in team drills.
On a conference call with Jacksonville media yesterday, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was bombarded with questions concerning his 3rd year QB.
His answers were brief.
"It's sore," Pagano answered. "He has a sore shoulder."
The most comprehensive answer Pagano gave to a Luck-shoulder question was almost a complete sentence. Pagano was asked if Luck was limited in practice on Wednesday.
"He was limited today, yes sir."
Andrew Luck was a little more willing than his head coach to offer some insight.
"I hesitate to go into details about what happened but it happened in the past game," Luck revealed to the media. "Again, it wasn't feeling as good as I would have liked today but continue to improve during the week and get ready to go."
Luck said he'd hope to know more by this afternoon.
"Take it day by day. I expect to play. Hope to know more [Thursday]."
Even though Pagano's responses to the injury interrogations could fit into a 140-character tweet, this doesn't necessarily mean that Indy is trying to hide any information of worth. Rather, the Colt's are being cautious while they handle a situation with their starting QB, just as any NFL team would do.
Still, Luck's injury is a storyline that many fans will keep a close eye on. Sunday is only three days away.