Colts owner Jim Irsay revealed via Twitter on Thursday that QB Andrew Luck recently underwent surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder. The issue didn't cost him any games this past year -- he missed 1 with a concussion -- but Luck was a regular on the injury report and often limited in practice early in the week. Irsay says the shoulder injury has "lingered since 2015" -- presumably when he suffered a sprain in Week 3 of that year and missed the following game. Luck is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign, according to Irsay, but we'll be looking for more information on the procedure Luck had and exactly how long he'll be sidelined.
Colts GM Chris Ballard said Wednesday that QB Andrew Luck is experiencing soreness in his throwing shoulder. He received a cortisone shot and won't practice this week. This certainly qualifies as a setback. We'd now be surprised to see Luck before the Colts return from their Week 11 bye -- and it's possible he doesn't play at all this season.
Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) told ESPN that he won't play against the Jaguars next weekend. That's been the belief for a while now, with Week 8 looking like his earliest possible return. That's a road game against the Bengals -- a tough spot for a guy coming off a serious throwing-shoulder injury. Week 9 brings a better matchup vs. Houston's 24th-ranked QB defense. Of course, there's still no guarantee that Luck is even ready by then.
Colts HC Chuck Pagano said Wednesday that QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is still "more than a week away" from being ready to make his 2017 debut. So it sounds like Week 8 against Cincinnati is the earliest we'll see him. (It's probably a good thing that he's missing next week's game vs. the Jaguars elite pass defense, anyway.) We'll continue to track his progress.
Colts HC Chuck Pagano ruled out QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) for this weekend's game against the 49ers. No surprise there. Pagano did confirm, however, that Luck will make his practice debut on Wednesday. It gives him a shot to return for Week 6 against the Titans.
Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will return to practice this week, GM Chris Ballard said Monday. It'll be Luck's 1st official work since undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder in January. “We’ll slowly start working him back into practice this week," Ballard said. “We’ll see how much he gets. But we’ve got a plan in place to where we want him to start getting him reps and then, in time as we can get him incorporated back into team work and all that, we’ll get him back on the field." Luck is expected to need at least 2 weeks of practice before playing in a game. That makes Week 6 his earliest likely return. Insider Mike Chappell calls Week 7 or 8 "more likely." Regardless, Luck is certainly worth scooping up if he's available in your fantasy league. He'll carry some risk in his 1st game or 2 but could re-emerge as a high-end QB1 over the 2nd half of the season.
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