IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
2 weeks 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.

IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Luck, who the Colts placed on season-ending injured reserve Thursday, recently met with doctors, who recommended the quarterback shut down his throwing program for around 1-to-3 months, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Colts general manager Chris Ballard noted earlier Thursday that Luck won't require a second surgery to address the labrum in his right shoulder, with the 28-year-old indicating in a statement issued by the team that he's "very optimistic" about his outlook heading into the 2018 season. Instead, Luck will turn his focus to rehabbing and strengthening the shoulder over the next several weeks before likely gradually increasing the distance and frequency of his throwing during the offseason. With Luck out of commission the rest of the season, Rapoport Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the Colts are preparing to sign a No. 3 quarterback to offer additional depth behind starter Jacoby Brissett and backup Scott Tolzien. Veteran Josh Johnson was among those who stood amount the most to the Colts' brass during a private workout earlier this week.

IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 weeks ago

The Colts will place Luck (right shoulder) on IR.

EDGE Analysis

As a result, Luck will not practice or play again for the rest of the 2017 season, with the Colts' franchise QB now turning his attention to next season, while noting Thursday that he's "very optimistic" about his future. In Luck's continued absence, Jacoby Brissett will remain the team's starting signal caller.

IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
3 weeks ago

Head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that Luck (shoulder) won't participate in practice this week, Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After suffering a setback in mid-October, Luck received a cortisone shot in his surgically-repaired right shoulder, pushing off his first potential snaps of the season to the weekend after Thanksgiving, at the earliest. In the meantime, he hasn't been cleared for practice as he seeks multiple opinions from specialists, specifically with lingering pain in mind, according to Mike Chappell of fox59.com. With no timetable for Luck's return, the Colts will continue to entrust the offense in the hands of second-year quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
4 weeks ago

Luck has sought additional medical opinions to help determine why he's still dealing with pain in his right shoulder, fox59.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the QB started feeling pain in his shoulder after throwing couple of weeks ago. In any case, Luck -- who underwent shoulder surgery back in January -- remains without a timetable for a return and it's reasonable to speculate that he could potentially be done for the season. In his absence, Jacoby Brissett has served as the Colts' starting signal-caller.

IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
1 month ago

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Luck (shoulder) would be limited to rehabbing activities this week and wouldn't take part in practice.

EDGE Analysis

The Colts are shutting down Luck's throwing program for the second straight week, which was fully expected after he suffered a setback in his recovery from offseason right shoulder surgery earlier this month. Assuming Luck experiences no renewed soreness in his shoulder during the upcoming days, he could resume light throwing early next week, but that shouldn't be interpreted as a sign that his season debut is forthcoming. While the Colts have previously stated that Luck will play at some point in 2017, it's looking increasingly likely that he could be at least a month away from doing so. Once he initiates the throwing program again, Luck is expected to gradually increase the intensity and frequency of his workouts, and it could take multiple weeks before he's able to log full practices on back-to-back days. Jacoby Brissett still looks to be safely entrenched as the Colts' starting quarterback through at least the team's Week 11 bye.

IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
1 month ago1 Comment

The Colts aren't expected to place Luck on injured reserve following the quarterback's recent setback with surgically repaired right shoulder, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck won't practice during the upcoming week and perhaps not for the rest of October, but it's expected that he'll gradually increase his activity shortly thereafter as he resumes a throwing program. While their franchise signal caller's recovery from the offseason procedure has taken far longer than initially anticipated, the Colts aren't closing the door on Luck playing in 2017, though the club has yet to reveal an official timetable for his return.

IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
1 month ago

Luck (shoulder), who recently suffered a setback in his recovery from surgery, may be sidelined until after Thanksgiving Day, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

That timeline is mostly a speculative one with the Colts having yet to reveal a target date for Luck's season debut. However, it's expected that the Colts will limit Luck's activity for the next two weeks following the setback before having the quarterback restart his throwing program. Because that throwing program is expected to take multiple weeks for Luck to complete before he's cleared for game action, it stands to reason that he may not be activated until December, assuming he's able to steer clear of any further setbacks. Until Luck is ready to go, Jacoby Brissett will continue to direct the offense.

IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
1 month ago1 Comment

Luck has soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder and received a cortisone shot, GM Chris Ballard announced. He won't practice this week, but the Colts are not placing him on injured reserve, according to Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star

EDGE Analysis

Ballard said the soreness is not unusual, but this will set back his possible return date as he likely needs a few weeks of practice without soreness before appearing in a game. While Ballard said this didn't mean Luck's season is over, his window to return this year continues to get smaller.

IRAndrew Luck
QB IND (11)
1 month ago

Luck (right shoulder) is slated to work at practice Thursday and Saturday, Mike Chappell of CBS 4 News Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

The QB has already been ruled out for Monday's game against the Titans, but he's now set to progress to limited work in 7-on-7 drills with the scout team, per Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis. While the Colts haven't set a precise timetable for Luck's return to game action, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star suggests that the odds are stacked against the QB returning in Week 7 against the Jaguars, with Week 8 seemingly a more plausible target. In the meantime, Jacoby Brissett will helm the 2-3 squad's offense.