Andrew Luck held out of practice, questionable Sunday against Jacksonville Jaguars


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The Jacksonville Jaguars might have luck on their side (eh, eh) this weekend as it appears the Indianapolis Colts may be without star quarterback

Andrew Luck

for their week 4 divisional matchup. This is a huge development as the Colts will have to turn to a rapidly aging

Matt Hasselbeck

to lead the offense if Luck isn’t available. Luck has been held out of practice all week and also missed Friday’s practice with a nagging shoulder injury.

A more damning sign of Luck’s likely absence this Sunday was the Colts’ move to sign Josh Johnson as an emergency option for this weekend. Johnson is now on his sixth team since being drafted in 2008 has attempted a total of 0 passes in the last 3 seasons. If Luck is inactive this Sunday, Johnson will serve as the backup to Hasselbeck.

Things don’t look good for the Colts, but this presents a huge opportunity for the Jaguars as they try to establish themselves as a legitimate contender in the AFC South. The Colts have struggled with Luck so far this season and the rest of the roster outside of quarterback honestly isn’t much better than Jacksonville’s (if it even is at all). Losing to a Hasselbeck-led Colts squad would be massive disappointment and should warrant serious questions about the coaching staff, the front office, and the overall trajectory of this team.

With Luck playing, this is a winnable game if the Jaguar offense gets going and keeps up with the Colts. Without Luck, the Jaguars should honestly win this game easily, even if the offense struggles a little bit. This might all be moot come Sunday if Luck plays, but the Jaguars have to be somewhat relieved that the other team is the one dealing with key injuries.

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