Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has already been through several circles of injury hell, and lost roughly a jillion years of his career to a devastating shoulder injury. Right now he’s recovering from a little old calf injury suffered during the spring, but after joining the rest of the world in watching Kevin Durant’s calf injury become a career-altering ruptured Achilles tendon, the Colts are taking no chances.
Durant suffered a relatively alarming non-contact leg injury on May 9, during Game 5 of the second-round playoff series between his Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets. It looked like an Achilles injury, but apparently the injury was to his calf, and Durant was cleared to return to the floor nine games later, for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. That went to shit roughly 14 minutes after opening tip, when Durant’s Achilles finally went kerblooey, knocking him out for all of next season and probably changing the trajectory of his career.