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 owner Jim Irsay revealed Sunday that QB Andrew Luck has resumed throwing -- but also admitted that his Week 1 status remains uncertain. "He could start out in Los Angeles (Week 1)," Irsay said. "So, I mean, I don't want to act like that is a foregone conclusion that he's not going to be starting out there. I think he could or he also could not. But again, we don't see an extended delay. We're not going to put a timetable on it." This matches GM Chris Ballard's comments on Luck's status earlier this week. Since then, Luck's ADP has dropped from the late 4th round to the early 5th.
Colts GM Chris Ballard told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that QB Andrew Luck's Week 1 status is "to be determined." Ballard did say that he expects Luck to avoid the regular-season PUP list, which would cost him the first 6 games. But this is the 1st time we've heard from the team that Luck might not be ready by Week 1. Ballard did say that Luck has progressed in his throwing program but that the team won't rush him. He remains overpriced at his late-4th-round ADP.
ESPN's Adam Schefter said on Sirius XM radio on Monday that there's a "chance [Colts QB Andrew Luck] isn't ready to open the season." Insider Jason La Canfora had a similar report last week. The Colts have been tight-lipped all along about Luck's rehab schedule from January shoulder surgery. All we really know is that he still hasn't resumed throwing. We're still almost 5 weeks away from the regular-season opener, but Luck becomes a riskier and riskier fantasy pick every day he remains sidelined. His 12-team ADP is still sitting in the late 4th round.
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. Luck's ADP has sunk a bit, but he's still going in the 5th round of recent MFL10s.
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.
Zeke's gone for a while (or is he); Sammy Watkins is gone from Buffalo; and we have a whole weekend of preseason action to break down. Lots to get to as fantasy football drafts approach ...3:08pm EDT 8/15/17 Read More
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