Andrew Luck (shoulder) inactive for Colts vs. Jaguars

Despite getting through his super secret throwing session Saturday, Andrew Luck will not play Sunday versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback was ruled inactive because of a shoulder injury. Matt Hasselbeck started at quarterback for the team.

ESPN first reported the news.

NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported that Luck is sitting out in order to be fully rested for the Colts' tilt with the Houston Texans on Thursday. However, Dales added there is a chance Luck still might not be ready to play Thursday.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network's GameDay Morning there is no structural damage in Luck's shoulder, but it was deemed the pain was too much for the quarterback to play through.

Luck was limited in practice all week after suffering the shoulder injury in Week 3. He did not throw this week until Saturday's session, per Rapoport. Coach Chuck Pagano said Friday he had "supreme confidence" Luck would not miss playing time.

The embattled coach will turn to a 17-year veteran in Hasselbeck to lead the offense against Jacksonville. The 40-year-old backup threw 44 passes in relief of Luck last season. It will mark Hasselbeck's first career start in a Colts uniform and his first since 2012 with the Tennessee Titans. The team signed backup Josh Johnson this week as insurance behind Hasselbeck, even with Alex Tanney on the roster.

Expect Indy to lean heavily on Frank Gore on Sunday.

At 1-2, the Colts need to continue their success against the AFC South if they are to jaunt back to the playoffs. Indy has won five straight meetings versus the Jaguars (each by 17-plus points) and won 14 straight games versus divisional opponents.

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