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NFL Insider Has Latest Update On Colts QB Andrew Luck

Colts QB Andrew Luck scratches his head before a game.

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 01: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts walks on the sidelines in the second quarter of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 1, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Regardless of all the negative updates on Andrew Luck's status for Week 1, it turns out that Indianapolis isn't ready to rule him out. The former No. 1 overall pick is still nursing an ankle injury that has kept him out of the preseason.

Luck won Comeback Player of the Year in 2018, leading the Colts to the AFC Divisional Round.

Indianapolis was fortunate enough to have Luck back on the field, especially after missing all of the 2017 season. However, the injury bug has caught the Stanford product once again.

Back in May, the Colts revealed that Luck was battling a calf injury. Several months later, general manager Chris Ballard rule it as a high-ankle issue.

Despite all the concerns regarding Luck's health, the Colts are holding out hope for him to make a full recovery by September.

According to ESPN insider Chris Mortensen, there is a "guarded optimism" around the team that Luck will be ready for the season opener.

This is a sudden change in tone from the Colts. Earlier in the week, it seemed as if the team was preparing to announce Jacoby Brissett as the starter.

As you'd expect, Indianapolis is taking an extremely cautious approach to Luck's recovery.

We'll find out in the coming weeks if Luck will be suit up for Week 1 of the regular season.