QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
4 weeks 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)
1 month 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)
2 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)
2 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)
2 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.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
3 months ago

General manager Chris Ballard is confident that Luck (shoulder), who is set to report to the Colts' offseason program April 2, will be under center for Week 1 of the regular season, Zak Keefer of the Indy Star reports. "Do I have any doubt that he's going to be ready?" Ballard asked Wednesday. "No, I don't."

EDGE Analysis

Ballard's comments are his boldest to date, and they're significant since he's been tempered in his expectations for Luck's eventual return compared to owner Jim Irsay and former head coach Chuck Pagano. The plan is for Luck -- who hasn't been cleared to resume throwing footballs -- to remain in Los Angeles training with quarterback coaches Tom House and Adam Dedeaux, specifically focusing on strengthening his shoulder and using a weighted ball to "shape his motion" in order for Luck to prepare for his impending throwing program. The expectation is that Luck will be throwing on a full-time basis by April or May. As long as he avoids any setbacks in his recovery, Luck seems to be on track to be of service to fantasy owners in 2018.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
3 months ago

Colts head coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that Luck (shoulder) hasn't resumed throwing a football yet, but is "checking every box" in his recovery and will join the Colts on April 2 for the start of the team's offseason program, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Luck hasn't been cleared to throw a football since the Colts shut him down in October after he experienced renewed soreness in surgically repaired right shoulder, the quarterback did resume a throwing program earlier this month. It seems he remains in the initial stages of said program, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported last week that Luck was throwing with weighted balls and had dismissed the possibility of a follow-up surgery on his shoulder. Reich's comments seemingly support the notion that Luck has incurred no setbacks and is progressing as expected, and more information regarding where the 28-year-old stands in his recovery should become available in April. Even if Luck is able to throw without any significant limitations during Organized Team Activities, expect the Colts to restrict his activity throughout training camp.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (9)
3 months 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 (9)
3 months 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 (9)
3 months 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.