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INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck is dealing with an injury to the front of his ankle, an injury that the Indianapolis Colts discovered after re-examining Luck’s ankle. 

Luck initially had a strain in his calf, an injury revealed by an MRI in the spring. 

But as the Colts continued to treat the calf and it did not get better, Indianapolis checked his ankle in the area of the os trigonum, a small bone in the back of his ankle, but it is not that bone. 

The calf has become a high-ankle issue, and the Colts will continue to treat it with rehabilitation.

“We’re going to change some things up with his rehab, and keep moving forward,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said. 

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Ballard said he’s not ready to rule Luck out for the regular season opener. Ballard said Luck will need a certain amount of practice to be ready for the opener but the Colts are taking that day by day.

“This is not 2017,” Ballard said.

Ballard said the issue for Luck has been moving side to side. Dropping back, standing and throwing have not been issues. Ballard said the team would let Luck play at 85-90 percent if he could protect himself and play well.

Follow the Indianapolis Star‘s Joel A. Erickson on Twitter @JoelAErickson.

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