INDIANAPOLIS — Three days after taking 16 hits, quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts missed Wednesday’s practice with a sore throwing shoulder.

Luck said it was just sore, downplaying the obvious concern his absence will raise. He hopes to return to practice Thursday and plans to play Sunday as the Colts try to avoid their first 0-3 start in five years, when the San Diego Chargers come to town.

“It was a physical game, like any football game, so the coaches and training staff thought it was best if I didn’t go out on the field,” he said.

The Colts have been hit hard by injuries, mostly on defense.

Last season Luck got hurt in September and wound up missing nine games with multiple injuries, including a lacerated kidney that kept him out of the last seven games. Even when Luck did play in 2015, he didn’t look right, going 2-5, and throwing 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

SEAHAWKS: Cornerback Richard Sherman said the public isn’t listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem.

“More videos have come out of guys getting killed, and I think people are still missing the point,” Sherman said. “The reason these guys are kneeling, the reason we’re locking arms is to bring people together to make people aware that this is not right. It’s not right for people to get killed in the street.”

 Seattle is optimistic that injured offensive starters Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Thomas Rawls will play Sunday against San Francisco.

BROWNS: Receiver Josh Gordon, who is ineligible for the first four games this season for numerous violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, will be eligible to return Oct. 3 despite his latest legal issue.

Gordon appeared at a hearing after a warrant was issued for his arrest failing to submit to a paternity test.

 Rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman broke his hand during practice.

BEARS: Brian Hoyer is preparing to start at quarterback against Dallas.

Jay Cutler missed practice with the sprained right thumb he suffered Monday night.

JETS: Cornerback Darrelle Revis said a report that he came to training camp out of shape and is contributing to his struggles is a result of his former agents taking “a shot” at him.

A day after A.J. Green of Cincinnati had a huge game against Revis, a report Sept. 12 by Bleacher Report quoted anonymous sources saying Revis arrived to camp not in prime condition because he was coming off offseason wrist surgery and was unable to work out adequately.

VIKINGS: Running back Adrian Peterson will have surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus, putting his season and perhaps his 10-year run with Minnesota in question.

The Vikings have held off on placing the franchise’s all-time leading rusher on injured reserve, waiting for the medical report that will influence that decision. Peterson was hurt Sunday night during the victory over Green Bay, needing assistance off the field after his knee was slightly twisted while being tackled at the end of a 5-yard run.

JAGUARS: Quarterback Blake Bortles, who has more turnovers than touchdowns this season, is shouldering the blame for the team’s 0-2 start.

“I haven’t played well in two games and our offense hasn’t played well in two games,” Bortles said. “For anything to change, I’m going to have to play better.”

TITANS: Right guard Chance Warmack will have surgery to repair a torn tendon in a finger on his right hand and the team plans to place him on injured reserve.

Coach Mike Mularkey said Warmack chose to have surgery and would have to play with his hand wrapped like a club if he returned. Mularkey said it’s tough to play Warmack’s position with a club on your hand, making it likely Warmack will miss the rest of the season.

BRONCOS: Forty-eight hours after suggesting safety Shiloh Keo won’t be out of work long, Coach Gary Kubiak welcomed him back.

The Broncos had released Keo over the weekend while he was serving a two-game suspension for an offseason drunken driving arrest.

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