QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
3 weeks ago

Luck (shoulder) has experienced no pain in his throwing shoulder since he resumed throwing footballs, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck has now been throwing footballs for about a month despite not doing so in front of reporters until June 12. It's a great sign that he isn't dealing with any soreness -- as that's a signal his lengthy recovery program is going as planned. With training camp not starting until July 25, the quarterback will continue his rehab in California, where Luck plans to meet with a group of Colts receivers for throwing sessions over the course of the summer. As long as his throwing shoulder remains pain-free, Luck will remain on track to suit up for Indianapolis' opening game against the Bengals.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
1 month ago

Although Tuesday marked the first time Luck (shoulder) threw a football in public, he indicated after practice that he had been throwing a football for the last two weeks, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

EDGE Analysis

If what Luck says is true, this is certainly an encouraging sign that his arm has held up well over the past couple of weeks tossing around the pigskin. He still has a ways to go in his recovery, but a return to the public eye Tuesday at least provides some encouragement that he could be ready to start under center at some point during the 2018 campaign. The 28-year-old signal-caller missed all of 2017 because of the shoulder injury.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
1 month ago

Luck (shoulder) was throwing passes with a NFL football in practice Tuesday, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports. It's the first time he's thrown a football since October 2017.

EDGE Analysis

Luck made some progress during minicamp in late April by taking some snaps and handing the ball off, but this is a significant benchmark. He missed all of the 2017 campaign because of the shoulder injury after posting an impressive 31:13 TD:INT ratio in his fifth year under center for the Colts back in 2016. We'll need to see how his shoulder responds from throwing again, but it's now a lot easier to envision Luck under center for the Colts in 2018.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
1 month ago1 Comment

Colts head coach Frank Reich said Thursday that Luck (shoulder) getting "real close" to throwing a football, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck made some progress during minicamp in late April by taking some snaps and handing the ball off, but the big leap will involve throwing a regulation NFL football in a practice setting for the first time in a long time. He missed all of the 2017 campaign because of the shoulder injury after posting an impressive 31:13 TD:INT ratio in his fifth year under center for the Colts. Luck still has four years remaining on his current contract with the Colts as he enters his age 28 season. When he does return to the field, not only will he have to develop a rapport with a new coaching staff, but he will have a bunch of new faces to get in sync with on offense. Indianapolis added Eric Ebron and Ryan Grant to the fold through free agency and Daurice Fountain, Deon Cain, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins through the draft. Not included in that list is second-year back Marlon Mack (shoulder), who also has little-to-no meaningful reps with Luck.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
2 months ago

Head coach Frank Reich indicated Wednesday that he anticipates Luck (shoulder) throwing during the hiatus between the end of minicamp and the beginning of training camp, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck took some snaps and handed the ball off during minicamp in late April, indicating progress in his recovery. However, the big test will come when his shoulder is tested for the first time. If Luck remains on track with the schedule, it wouldn't be surprising to see him participating in some fashion when training camp begins in August. Assuming he retakes command of the Colts' offense this season, Luck will need to develop a rapport with a number of new faces at the skill positions. Eric Ebron and Ryan Grant joined the club via free agency and Daurice Fountain, Deon Cain and Nyheim Hines were selected in the 2018 NFL draft.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
3 months ago

Luck (right shoulder) took snaps and executed hand-offs during Tuesday's minicamp practice, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck did not throw Tuesday, but his presence on the field and participation in limited activities nonetheless represents progress. GM Chris Ballard previously stated that the Colts' franchise QB will be eased along as he continues to work on "finishing up (the) strength part" of his rehab work. While there's not a firm timetable laid out for when Luck might move to working full-go, ESPN's Mike Wells relays that the team's decision to trade out of the No. 3 slot in the upcoming NFL draft bodes well for the organization's comfort level regarding where Luck is at at this stage. "We traded the third pick in the draft to move back to six," Ballard said last Friday. "I think that said we're pretty confident in where (Luck) is at."

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
3 months ago

Luck (shoulder) revealed Monday that he still hasn't progressed to throwing a regulation NFL football, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck's statement contradicts a report from late March which stated that he'd begun throwing footballs. Regardless, he seems to be progressing on schedule, free of any setbacks since the middle of the 2017 season. The 28-year-old declined to share his timetable for a return to throwing, but he did emphasize that he has a plan in place and is hopeful to enter training camp without any limitations, per ESPN.com's Mike Wells. Monday marks the start of the Colts' offseason workout program, allowing Luck and his teammates to get their playbooks from the new staff, led by head coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni. Despite losing Donte Moncrief to Jacksonville and Frank Gore to Miami, the Colts appear to have upgraded Luck's supporting cast with the additions of WR Ryan Grant and TE Eric Ebron. The team also owns four of the first 49 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, with plenty of cap room to add a few more veterans before camp begins. Luck admits that he still doesn't feel like his old self, but he expects to be better than ever when all is said and done, per Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
4 months ago

Luck (shoulder) has progressed to throwing footballs as part of his rehab work, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

This would seem to be what Colts owner Jim Irsay was referring to with his Monday comment that Luck has "turned the corner" in his rehab process. The quarterback isn't throwing at full speed, but it's nonetheless a huge step in the right direction as the Colts prepare to begin their offseason workout program April 9. Luck is expected to be there, and he could begin making on-field throws to teammates at voluntary minicamp April 24-25. He'll be directing an Indianapolis offense that added Ryan Grant and Eric Ebron but lost Frank Gore and Donte Moncrief. More help should be coming in the draft, as the Colts own four of the first 49 picks.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
4 months ago

Colts owner Jim Irsay said Monday that he believes Luck (shoulder) has "turned the corner" in his rehab process, Mike Chappell of CBS4 Indy reports. "All indicators are (the) healing is going really well and we feel really optimistic that he's turned the corner and has a full decade ahead of him of excellence,'' Irsay said.

EDGE Analysis

The Colts expect Luck to be present April 9 when they begin their offseason conditioning program. Irsay, general manager Chris Ballard and head coach Frank Reich all have relayed optimism in recent weeks, with Ballard saying he has no doubt the quarterback will be ready for the start of the regular season. Luck has been working in California with throwing gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux, though the regimen hasn't included throwing actual footballs. Irsay nonetheless expects Luck to do some throwing during the offseason program, perhaps starting with voluntary minicamp April 24-25. The Colts added WR Ryan Grant and TE Eric Ebron in free agency, but they lost RB Frank Gore and WR Donte Moncrief. The team also has four of the first 49 picks in the upcoming draft, though it won't come as any surprise if the defense is prioritized.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
4 months ago

Luck (shoulder) "is expected back in the building in Indianapolis this week for a checkup," according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. "Everything is positive here and at this point, I know we heard this last year, but the Colts do expect him to be ready for training camp," Rapoport added.

EDGE Analysis

Luck's recovery will continue to be one of the most scrutinized in all of sports due to his mysteriously lengthy rehab from a labrum injury in his right throwing shoulder. Although he hasn't thrown a football since the first half of the 2017 season, his regimen has included "throwing balls that are heavier than footballs," per Rapoport. The upcoming examination could be a major checkpoint as Luck aims for an appearance on the first day of the Colts' offseason program April 2 and eventually readiness for training camp in late July. In the interim, though, he'll continue to work with throwing gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux in California.