QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 weeks ago

Luck (right shoulder) will be a spectator at this week's mandatory mini-camp, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Tuesday that for now Luck will hold off on football-related activities, as the QB continues his rehab from January shoulder surgery. Meanwhile, no time-frame for when Luck might start throwing again has been outlined. Per Pagano, the next step "is getting (Luck) to the point where he can throw. And then there's going to be a number, a pitch count, on him, and he's going to have to continue to build from the ground floor up." As for training camp, Luck's level of participation has yet to be determined, though the current expectation remains that the Colts' franchise signal-caller should be ready to rock in advance of the team's Sept. 10 regular-season opener.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
1 month ago

The Colts have gone out of their way to avoiding providing a timeline for Luck's (shoulder) return to practice, The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Colts brass confidently stated that Luck will be ready for Week 1, the lack of discussion about his return to the practice field is cause for concern regarding his training camp and preseason availability. Luck was never expected to participate in Indy's offseason program, as the procedure he had in January -- repairing a torn labrum -- typically requires four-to-six months for recovery. That timeline would seem to put him on track for the start of training camp, and yet the Colts have avoided any discussion of target dates, only saying that they'll be cautious with their franchise quarterback. While it won't come as any surprise if Scott Tolzien is leading the first-string offense at the start of camp, Luck is still expected to be back at full health by Week 1.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 months ago

Luck revealed Monday that the right shoulder surgery he underwent in January stemmed from an injury first suffered in Week 3 of the 2015 season, Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck had surgery in January to repair what Colts owner Jim Irsay called a "slightly torn labrum" in his throwing shoulder. While it was speculated that Luck was playing through some discomfort, just how long he'd been doing so wasn't fully disclosed until Monday. Despite an abdomen/kidney complication ultimately ending his 2015 season after seven games, Luck and the Colts decided rehab would be the best way to handle his shoulder going into 2016. Although Luck went on to play 15 games, he was a regular on the Colts' injury reports throughout the year, and his subsequent surgery helped explain some of his inconsistencies. Now that the full story is known and Luck's problem has been fixed, fantasy owners can look forward to him being uninhibited this season, even though it wouldn't be surprising if the Colts limit his involvement during the early stages of their preparations.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 months ago

Owner Jim Irsay clarified Tuesday at the NFL's annual meetings that Luck underwent surgery to take care of a "slightly torn labrum" in his right shoulder in January, Mike Chappell of CBS 4 Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Irsay has now chimed in about Luck's health in back-to-back days, but his statement Tuesday marks the first mention of the nature of injury. After Monday's comments, the Colts are clearly bracing for no Luck on the field during the offseason program and perhaps the early stages of training camp, as he remains without a timetable to continue throwing. "I would say that certainly he should be pretty close to being ready and really throwing it around pretty damn well once training camp comes," Irsay said. "That's the way the doctors feel right now." The assertion comes on the heels of head coach Chuck Pagano telling Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star on Tuesday that the Colts felt the procedure "was the best thing for Andrew moving forward." With the long-term health of their franchise quarterback in mind, a cautious approach will almost certainly dominate the remaining steps in Luck's recovery.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 months ago

The Colts are relying on team doctors to determine how much of a workload Luck (shoulder) will carry this offseason. "We are not going to be rushing him," owner Jim Irsay said. "We are going to make sure, obviously, that the shoulder has to be ready and the doctors are going to give full approval before he starts putting real reps on it and that sort of thing. This is going to be a huge benefit in the long run. We really feel that he's going to be completely healed for the season and he's going to have a great season...If we need an extra arm in camp, as we start doing our work, we will be prepared for that."

EDGE Analysis

Irsay also stated how Luck, who underwent shoulder surgery in January, continues to heal well and recently received a positive checkup from his doctor regarding his recovery. Regardless, the Colts remain committed to restricting Luck's practice reps for the time being in order to make certain their franchise quarterback's throwing arm is in top shape entering the 2017 campaign, which is likely a wise move considering the health of his shoulder was consistently an issue last season and the reason he appeared on the injury report ahead of every single game. In the event Luck remains under heavy limitations when training camp opens up in July, look for Irsay and Co. to add an "extra arm" to make sure summer practices go smoothly.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
4 months ago

Luck (shoulder) is anticipated to be ready for the preseason, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck is recovering from a January surgery on his throwing shoulder, which is expected to be out of commission for three months following the procedure. Overall, the quarterback is projected to need six months to make a full recovery, which puts him in line to return some time during training camp. While that will obviously prevent him from taking part in offseason activities, if Luck can re-enter the fold during the preseason, fantasy owners should feel good about his status going into the regular season.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
5 months ago

Luck's surgery to address a lingering right shoulder issue is in line to prevent the QB from throwing for three months, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

The NFL.com report adds that a full recovery entails a period of approximately six months, a scenario that would enable Luck to be at full strength at or around the opening of training camp this coming July. Such an outcome precludes any setbacks, but a continuing theme with regard to Luck's status is that the QB is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign. Though a regular on the Colts' injury report this past season, Luck started all but one of the team's games in 2016, en route to recording 4,240 passing yards and a 31:13 TD:INT ratio. With a complete recovery assumed, Luck should remain a quality fantasy option in 2017, though back-to-back 8-8 results in which the Colts did not qualify for the playoffs figure to lead to some re-tooling of the QB's supporting cast this offseason.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
5 months ago

The right shoulder procedure that Luck recently underwent was described by Colts owner Jim Irsay as "successful outpatient surgery," the Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the specifics of the procedure and a precise timetable for the QB's recovery have not yet been offered, Irsay noted that Luck, whose shoulder issue had lingered since Week 3 of the 2015 campaign, will be ready for the start of the 2017 season. With that in mind, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that the motivation for Luck going ahead with the surgery is for the QB -- who was an injury report regular in 2016 -- "to not have to be limited in practice anymore."

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
5 months ago

Luck underwent offseason surgery to repair a right shoulder injury, Colts owner Jim Irsay reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck has apparently been dealing with a lingering shoulder injury since 2015, but that didn't stop him from throwing for 4,240 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2016. Although Irsay didn't get into the specifics of the procedure, he did note that Luck will be ready to begin his sixth NFL season in 2017.

QAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
6 months ago

Luck completed 24 of 40 passes for 321 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception Sunday against the Jaguars. He also rushed three times for 17 yards and lost a fumble in the 24-20 win.

EDGE Analysis

Luck found tight end Jack Doyle from one yard out with nine seconds to play for the game-winning touchdown after getting the ball down by three with 1:33 left. This performance put the 2012 first overall pick over 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns for just the second time in his five-year career, with 4,240 and 31, respectively. He also threw just 13 interceptions this season, and has reestablished himself as one of the game's most dependable quarterbacks.