The Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts are 5-5, and both in very winnable divisions. When the two teams face off on Thursday Night Football, on Thanksgiving, the Colts could be without their franchise quarterback.
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting Luck has been placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol, which normally isn’t a big deal, but with the short week ahead his availability could be in jeopardy.
Colts QB Andrew Luck is in the concussion protocol.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 21, 2016
Will be challenging now for Andrew Luck to be ready to play Thanksgiving night vs Steelers.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 21, 2016
If Andrew Luck cannot start Thanksgiving night vs Steelers, Scott Tolzien would.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 21, 2016
This will certainly be a story worth watching as the two teams continue their rapid game planning for Thursday.
For the Steelers, the difference between facing a team with Luck at quarterback compared to one with Scott Tolzien is night and day, but there is a chance Luck clears the concussion protocol and plays Thursday night.
Luck finished the Week 11 game against the Tennessee Titans, but some concussion symptoms must have popped up since Sunday and Monday afternoon. Below is a video of the potential play which left Luck in the protocol.
I believe this is the play that led to Luck's concussion. Watch his head hit the turf. pic.twitter.com/h1bW4n8DlV— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) November 21, 2016
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