INDIANAPOLIS — "It has been long. I think especially for rookies when you go through the whole combine, draft, OTAs, traveling, moving, finishing school. But it’s fun and I’m glad we are sort of in the thick of things. I can’t speak for what it would be like if we weren’t in this sort of hunt.”
Luck maintains that he's hasn't seen the so-called "rookie wall" just yet.
“The season doesn’t allow it, especially for what was at stake and as a teammate what you owe to your teammates. You aren’t allowed to hit the rookie wall. You are not allowed, especially on this team," he said.
Injury list -- Sitting out Thursday were running back Delone Carter (ankle), nose tackle Antonio Johnson (ankle), defensive end Cory Redding (quad) and center Samson Satele (ankle). Carter and Satele will not play Sunday against the Texans.
Wide receiver Donnie Avery (shoulder), inside linebacker Kavell Conner (hamstring), center A.Q. Shipley (knee), cornerback Teddy Williams (knee) and safety Tom Zbikowski (knee) all saw limited practice time.
Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman (thumb), offensive tackle Winston Justice (biceps), outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (rest) and Luck all fully practiced. Mathis was allowed a day off to rest old injuries.