QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 days ago

Updating a previous report, Luck (shoulder) has resumed throwing weighted balls rather than a football, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considering that the weighted balls are heavier than the football, Luck's announcement Tuesday that he has ruled out the possibility of a second surgery on his throwing shoulder seems to have some merit. Now throwing for the first time since being shut down in late October, Luck's progress will likely be monitored extra carefully as the Colts aim to get him ready for the 2018 campaign after he was sidelined for all of last season. According to Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star, Luck, who is training in California with noted quarterback and throwing motion gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux, said that his main focus at this time is strengthening the muscles around the shoulder to make sure he's capable of handling a full workload by the time the upcoming season starts. It remains to be seen if he'll rejoin the Colts for Organized Team Activities this spring or if he'll be on the field for the start of training camp in the summer.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
4 days ago

Luck (shoulder) has started throwing a football and doesn't believe he'll need another surgery, the Indianapolis Star reports. "That ship has sailed in my mind," Luck said of the possibility of another surgery on his shoulder, "which is also a bit of relief now, if I'm not going to lie."

EDGE Analysis

Luck has been working with quarterbacking gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux in Los Angeles and is throwing the football and strengthening his shoulder. Luck missed the 2017 season after surgery last January to repair a torn labrum and was shut down in October after he began a throwing program. With his recent progress, Luck could be read to participate in Indy's offseason workouts in late April. Despite the progress, we may not know for certain if Luck can return until he's seen throwing in team workouts this spring or summer.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
5 days ago5 Comments

Colts head coach Frank Reich said last week that Luck (shoulder) has yet to begin a throwing program, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reich's comments confirm what general manager Chris Ballard announced a week prior; essentially, Luck's rehab program for his surgically repaired shoulder continues to move along slowly but steadily as he inches closer to throwing again. While it's expected that Luck will start a throwing program soon, there isn't any official timetable for that to happen, which puts his availability for the start of the Colts' offseason workouts in the spring into question. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Luck has recently been in California meeting with throwing experts, who have been monitoring the progress of his recovery.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 weeks ago

Colts general manager Chris Ballard addressed Luck's rehab during a press conference Wednesday and downplayed that concerns about the health of the quarterback's right shoulder played a role in Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels' decision to withdraw his acceptance of Indianapolis' head-coaching vacancy, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. "Let's talk about Andrew because there's a lot of rumors," Ballard said. "I'm going to listen to the doctors that he's talking to and dealing with, and I'm going to listen to the guy that is training him right now. And, at this point, we feel very strongly that Andrew's in a good place. He doesn't need surgery -- I have not gotten that from the two doctors that he's seen after the season. His strength is good. He's working on his throw motion and he's working on his arm speed right now. He has not picked up a football, but he's throwing balls, working on arm speed. He's not going to skip a step. ... He's going to do everything right to get himself ready to play. And I'm very confident -- he's very confident -- that he's going to come back and prove a lot of people wrong."

EDGE Analysis

After playing through an injury to his labrum since the 2015 season, Luck underwent surgery last January with the hope he would enter the 2017 campaign at full strength. That never came to fruition, however, as Luck made limited progress in his recovery in the months that followed before being shuttered for good in November after his shoulder responded poorly to light throwing. Following his shutdown, Luck headed to Europe for additional treatment, with the Colts announcing shortly thereafter that a second surgery wouldn't be necessary. While Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Sunday that doctors who have examined Luck still have concerns about the signal caller's shoulder, Ballard's comments suggest that at least within the organization, there isn't as much worry regarding Luck's outlook for 2018. Regardless, Luck will need to get back on the field and throw without discomfort at some point during the offseason before there can be any optimism that his lingering shoulder woes are firmly in the rear-view mirror.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
4 weeks ago

Luck (shoulder) is close to being able to throw again and will soon travel to Los Angeles to work with noted throwing mechanics and strength gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck missed the 2017 season after surgery in January 2017 to repair a torn labrum. After doing rehab work in the Netherlands last fall, he and the team hadn't ruled out further surgery. It sounds like his return to throwing means further surgery isn't necessary. If Luck is able to throw it would be a significant milestone in his recovery, but he also started throwing in October and then was shut down. We'll need to see Luck go through normal offseason workouts and see him throw on the field before having any confidence he'll play in 2018 after several optimistic outlooks at points in the last year.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 months ago

Luck (shoulder) has returned from spending the six weeks in the Netherlands working with a trainer but said he did not receive any injections or special treatment, ESPN reports. "I plan on being ready for everything, everything official, offseason, NFL schedule. I plan on being ready, Luck said.

EDGE Analysis

Luck said he was doing "rehab, strength training, soft tissue work" with a trainer in Europe and left the U.S. to focus on his rehab. He'll start throwing again in January but he and the team have not ruled out surgery if he's still experiencing pain. Luck, who had shoulder surgery in January, hasn't thrown since being shut down in late October. Luck has had similar optimism over the past year, so we may not know his 2018 status until he begins throwing and participating in offseason workouts.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 months ago

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he expects Luck (shoulder) to report to the team's facility this week, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since having his throwing program shut down in late October before ending up on injured reserve, Luck has spent the last several weeks in Europe to receive treatment for his surgically repaired right shoulder. Though it was initially believed that Luck wouldn't require a follow-up procedure on his labrum, the team plans to see how the quarterback looks during a throwing and rehab regimen in early January before it's decided if another surgery is necessary, according to Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com. Another update on the status of Luck's health should come within the next few weeks, which would bring more clarity for his 2018 outlook.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 months ago

When Luck returns from his treatments in Europe, he will resume a throwing regimen that will ultimately determine whether he needs corrective surgery to his biceps tendon, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

A decision on further surgery could be made by mid-January. This report contradicts recent statements from Colts owner Jim Irsay who said last week that Luck won't require an additional procedure during the offseason. Luck has been out since January surgery for a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. It sounds like Luck's status for the 2018 season will continue to be uncertain throughout the offseason.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 months ago

Colts owner Jim Irsay said Luck (shoulder) won't require an additional procedure during the offseason and will return to the field in 2018, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. "He's doing great," Irsay said, in reference to Luck's response to rehab and treatment. "He's doing well. [We're] disappointed obviously it's taken as long as it's taken. You know, medicine and the way it goes. But there hasn't been any unusual setback. We didn't find out anything ominous, something we didn't know about or anything like that. It's just taken time for him to go through his whole aspect of rehabbing and progressing and working through the soreness."

EDGE Analysis

The Colts were hopeful that the surgery Luck required to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder last January wouldn't impact his availability for the start of the regular season, but the franchise signal caller never ended up taking the field in 2017 after experiencing recurring soreness and swelling that resulted in ongoing setbacks for his recovery. Since being shut down for good in early November, Luck has headed overseas to Europe to receive further treatment on the shoulder, which has reportedly been beneficial. Jacoby Brissett will finish out the final three games as the Colts' starter before heading the reins of the offense back over to Luck, health permitting.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 months ago2 Comments

Luck traveled to Europe to receive additional treatment on his surgically repaired right shoulder, Mike Wells and Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Luck failing to progress as expected following the January procedure to address a torn labrum he initially sustained in 2015, the Colts finally elected to shut the franchise quarterback down for good earlier this month by moving him to season-ending injury reserve. Luck intends to rest the shoulder for a few months in order to let the recurring soreness he had experienced in recent workouts subside, but in the meantime, it appears he's being proactive in exploring additional ways to tend to the injury. The Colts are unlikely to issue a formal timetable for Luck's recovery any time soon, so it's too early to predict whether or not he'll be able to take part in offseason workouts next spring.