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NFL will look into Luck’s undisclosed rib injury

John Jenkins, Andrew Luck


On Sunday, FOX’s Jay Glazer reported that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been playing with multiple fractured ribs. The injury had not been disclosed on the injury report.

Moving forward, the NFL will explore whether the failure to mention the injury violated the reporting rules.

“We will look into it,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT by email.

Per Glazer, Luck broke the ribs at the same time he injured his shoulder. But the Colts never mentioned the rib injury, and in recent weeks Luck hasn’t appeared on the injury list at all.

The Colts may claim that the injured ribs weren’t disclosed because the ribs at no point caused him to miss practice or games. The Colts also may argue that Luck kept the injury to himself.

Patriots fans already are gleefully pointing out the hypocrisy arising from the Colts, who pulled the pin on the #DeflateGate grenade, potentially breaking the rules in blatant fashion. And the ultimate irony would be a report from ESPN that 11 of 12 ribs were broken.