The Colts will continue to be without QB Andrew Luck for the next week, HC Frank Reich told reporters Saturday. Luck is still rehabbing his strained left calf. The player and the team have downplayed the issue, but it’s starting to get worrisome. We’ll keep an eye on the situation
CBS' Jason La Canfora reports that Colts QB Andrew Luck will likely remain out until at least December after the recent setback in his recovery from shoulder surgery. There remains the chance that Luck will miss the entire season, though the team remains hopeful it can get Luck back in the final month. Sitting 2-4 through 6 weeks, the Colts might impact his return date with their record when Luck's shoulder is ready.
Colts HC Chuck Pagano admitted on Tuesday that there's still no timeline for QB Andrew Luck's return. We've heard whispers that Luck has resumed throwing, but he remains on the PUP list. The Indy Star's Stephen Holder notes that the team has just 6 practices after this week before their season-opener against the Rams. He's starting to look doubtful to be ready for that one.
Colts QB Andrew Luck spoke to the media on Saturday about his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. He said he's working on regaining strength in the shoulder and putting weight back on. "I know we're doing this right," he said of the rehab. "We're not gonna skip any steps. The end game is for me to be better than I was before I was injured." Luck added that he an see the "light at the end of the tunnel" but wouldn't put a date on his return. We've still heard nothing to suggest that he's in danger of missing the start of the regular season, but it also doesn't sound like he's particularly close to receiving full clearance. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his progress. Our model shows Luck with a 35.4% chance of missing time this season -- 11th highest among QBs.
Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been placed on the active PUP list to start training camp. It's not a major surprise. And remember that he can be activated at any time and play Week 1. GM Chris Ballard did reveal on Monday that Luck has resumed throwing, hasn't experienced any setbacks and is on track to be ready for the start of the season. Ballard added that Luck is now working on "rebuilding strength" in his throwing shoulder. Neither the team nor Luck has expressed much concern about the situation this offseason, but there remains added risk here until we see him on the field. We have him with a 35.4% chance of missing time this year -- 11th highest among QBs.
As reported by the Indianapolis Star this week, Luck told the local news outlet that his surgically repaired right shoulder is "feeling better and better every week." The downside? He also said that he hasn't thrown since the surgery. Earlier in June, Luck suggested he might not be ready for training camp. Several weeks ago, owner Jim Irsay characterized the surgery as a "positive," as it repaired a lingering issue Luck had played through for some time. Regardless, we're looking forward to see Luck spin it and prove that his throwing shoulder is healthy. We'll know more by the time preseason games start -- and Luck has had time to show his goods in training camp.
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