Brian Schwenke

Luck able to practice but ruled out for Colts' opener

Andrew Luck is entering a new phase of the waiting game.

Now that he's cleared to practice, he must convince team officials he's ready to start. It won't happen this week.

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard announced Monday that Luck would miss Indy's season opener against the Los Angeles Rams and would remain out indefinitely.

"Every player needs to practice," Ballard said. "They need to be with their teammates. They need to practice. Andrew's going to need the same thing."

Luck hasn't taken a snap or thrown to a teammate since having January surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.