We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
As if the injury situation with Andrew Luck did not seem it could not get much worse, the news was disappointing last week. First, the Indianapolis Colts’ team twitter account tweeted, “GM Chris Ballard announces a cortisone shot and rest for Andrew Luck this week after soreness. No timeline on his return.” Yuck. Then, Ian Rapoport tweeted, “#Colts GM Chris Ballard said Andrew Luck has soreness in his shoulder and took a cortisone shot. This is a setback. No practice this week.” This is a major setback for those hoping to see Luck on the field this season. Footballguys’ own, Dr. Jene Bramel tweeted, “Andrew Luck was already 2-3 weeks from returning. Can likely add another 2-4+ wks w/ today's news. Getting tough to see him playing in 2017.” Lastly, beat reporter Zak Keefer tweeted, “Based on what we heard today, I wouldn't be surprised if Andrew Luck misses the entire 2017 season.” Given the minimal chances of the Colts making the playoffs, the odds are increasing weekly that we will not see the superstar quarterback in 2017. Rapoport reported over the weekend that Luck will return if he's healthy this season, regardless of the Colts' record. Further, there is concern that his shoulder may not be able to get back to where it was in 2016.