Shaun Prater

Colts confident Luck will play vs Jags despite sore shoulder

The beating Andrew Luck has taken this season on the field is taking a toll.

Coach Chuck Pagano decided to give Luck most of Wednesday's practice off so he could rest his sore throwing shoulder. Pagano said it was only a precaution and that he expects Luck to play Sunday against Jacksonville.

"I'm not a witch doctor, I don't have a crystal ball. I just listen to the trainers and the doctors, but I wouldn't bet against 12, ever," Pagano said, referring to Luck's jersey number.

Just seeing Luck out of action was odd.

Since the Colts drafted him with the top overall pick in 2012, Luck has been one of the league's most durable players. He has started...