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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Frank Reich said they will evaluate quarterback Andrew Luck (ankle) in the "next couple of days." Luck worked on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium before Saturday's game against the Cleveland Browns. His workout included footwork drills where he went side-to-side before attempting a pass. Luck's had a difficult time with side-to-side movement due to the pain in his left ankle. "Really no further update," Reich said. Luck, according to several people, has been doing workouts like that in private as he continues to work his way back from his calf and ankle injury. This next week is a big one for Luck. Reich has said he'd like to have an idea if Luck or Jacoby Brissett will start their Week 1 game at the Los Angeles Chargers shortly after their third preseason game on Aug. 24. Brissett was 8-of-10 for 100 yards and a touchdown against the Browns

Ebron's TD ties the score (0:23)

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett had his best overall performance in the preseason and training camp when went 8-of-10 for 100 yards and a touchdown in three series against the Browns on Saturday. He showed off his touch when he threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Eric Ebron in the corner of the end zone that only Ebron could catch. Brissett needed a game like Saturday because he was inconsistent during training camp and didn't lead the Colts to a first down in three series against Buffalo in the preseason opener on Aug. 8. The Colts have said they have confidence in Brissett, who started 15 games for them in 2017, if starter Andrew Luck isn't ready for their Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Luck did some side-to-side drills where he jumped over pads before the game Saturday. Colts GM Chris Ballard said earlier this week that Luck, who has only practiced three times since April, was having a difficult time going side-to-side because of pain in his left ankle. Colts Frank Reich said he'd like to have an idea if Luck or Brissett will start against the Chargers shortly after their third preseason game on Aug. 24.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Frank Reich challenged a defensive pass interference call on rookie defensive back Marvell Tell early in the third quarter against Cleveland. Reich lost the challenge on the 20-yard penalty and the Colts were charged a timeout. The Browns scored at touchdown a couple of plays later to take a 21-7 lead.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts QB Andrew Luck did some side-to-side drills where he jumped over pads before throwing the ball before Saturday's game against Cleveland. Colts GM Chris Ballard said earlier this week that Luck, who has only practiced three times since April, was having a difficult time going side-to-side because of pain in his left ankle. Colts Frank Reich said he'd like to have an idea if Luck or Jacoby Brissett will start their Week 1 game at the Los Angeles Chargers shortly after their third preseason game on Aug. 24.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Luck warming up with some throws on the field before the Browns-Colts preseason game in which he will not play.

Cain: Luck is an overrated QB (1:52)
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Sources: Colts have 'guarded optimism' on Luck

Despite Andrew Luck's prolonged absence and confusion about a lower left leg injury, the Indianapolis Colts have "guarded optimism" about the quarterback's availability to open the regular season, according to sources familiar with the team's sentiments.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

There weren't many times that the Colts offensive line was criticized in 2018. The start of 2019 hasn't been as good for the group that gave up an NFL-low 18 sacks last season. Coach Frank Reich didn't hide his displeasure with how the group performed against the Browns in the second day of joint practices. "It was really disappointing from a protection standpoint,” Reich said. “We led the league last year in fewest sacks and all that stuff, so to come out here and not handle the pressure the way they brought it, we have to learn from it. We have to take our medicine and say, ‘We got beat today from a protection standpoint.' The good news is I thought we bounced back from it in the later periods.” The Colts returned their starting offensive line from last season.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Frank Reich on WR Reece Fountain's injury in practice: “Obviously, Reece suffered a significant ankle injury. He's at the hospital being treated. He will bounce back. Our thoughts and prayers are with Reece. He's had a great camp. He's worked extremely hard and looked extremely good.” Fountain went down in pain on the field so bad that he could be heard screaming from the sideline. All the Colts offensive and defensive players immediately took a knee. Medical staff rushed to the field. Reich, GM Chris Ballard and owner Jim Irsay came on the field. Reece, who is in his second season, was in the position to compete for one of the final receiver spots on the roster after a strong close to training camp.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Scary scene in Colts practice. WR Reece Fountain went down in pain on the field so bad that he could be heard screaming from the sideline. All the Colts offensive and defensive players immediately took a knee. Medical staff rushed to the field. Coach Frank Reich and GM Chris Ballard are on the field.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Frank Reich said they want to be able to make a call on Andrew Luck's status for Week 1 by the end of the third preseason game. "I think with that, ideally the more time you have, the better," Reich said. "But by the end of the third preseason game you have to know something. You have to be able to make a call and move from there in whether we're full speed with Andrew after that third preseason game or if at that point we're going with Jacoby (Brissett). We'll make that decision with that when the time comes." Luck's left ankle, which has been giving him pain, was wrapped while taking to Brissett after practice

Stephen A. not worried about Luck's health (2:04)
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4dMike Wells

Colts GM says Luck now has high-ankle problem

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said quarterback Andrew Luck's calf strain has become a high-ankle issue. He said the team is still unsure about Luck's availability for the Sept. 8 season opener against the Chargers.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts GM Chris Ballard said as of right now Andrew Luck will not play in the preseason. It's all about rehab for Luck. The quarterback will need to get in a certain amount of practice time in order to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts GM Chris Ballard said QB Andrew Luck's calf strain has become an ankle issue. It's a high-ankle issue. Ballard isn't ready to say what Luck's status will be for the Week 1 game at the Chargers.

Irsay causes more confusion with Luck injury update (1:38)
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Irsay: Luck injury, absence related to bone issue

Colts owner Jim Irsay on Monday said Andrew Luck's leg injury is related to a bone issue but did not indicate whether this diagnosis had any effect on Luck's eventual return to the field.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts WR TY Hilton said he's not a big fan of joint practices because there are too many fights in them. The Colts had several fights in their joint practices with Baltimore last year. The Colts will have two practices against Cleveland on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Frank Reich said QB Andrew Luck (calf) will not take part in the joint practices against Cleveland on Wednesday or Thursday at this point. That isn't surprising considering Luck has only practiced three days since getting injured in April.

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