Plan to monitor Andrew Luck has been in place ‘for a long time’

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Andrew Luck shrugged off his name being listed on the NFL’s injury/participation report last week.

The Indianapolis Colts listed him ‘limited’ for each practice and designated the reason as his right shoulder. Rather than Luck dealing with a new injury to the shoulder he injured early last season, the team indicated it is monitoring his weekly workload.

Luck agreed.

“There’s a plan that’s been in place for a long time and it may not be perceptible to the casual observer, but I think it’s a great plan,’’ he said Monday. “If I need to be on the injury report because that’s what the rules say, then hey, I’m on the injury report. So what?”

Is Luck frustrated the status of his right shoulder is being discussed?

“It’s not frustrating,’’ he said. “I assume you guys will ask the one question and it will be the same answer for the rest of the year. I hope I don’t have to answer it anymore.’’

So, how’s the right shoulder?

“It’s great. It’s fine,’’ he said.

In his first game in nine months, Luck passed for 385 yards and four touchdowns. According to, he’s the sixth quarterback since 1960 to have four four-touchdown, zero-interception games in his first five seasons. Jeff Garcia leads the pact with seven followed by Dan Marino (five).

Medical update: A magnetic resonance imaging test revealed rookie safety T.J. Green sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee against the Lions. Coach Chuck Pagano described him as week-to-week.

Also, cornerback Patrick Robinson is in the league’s concussion protocol.

Pagano mentioned cornerback Darius Butler (ankle) should return to practice Wednesday and safety Clayton Geathers (foot) is expected to practice on a limited basis.

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