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Andrew Luck: Shoulder surgery was my decision

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was at the start of the Colts’ offseason program on Monday, but he isn’t going to be taking part in this stage of the team’s work as he continues to recover from January surgery on his right shoulder.

Luck’s shoulder doesn’t stop him from talking to the media and it was the major topic of his first meeting with reporters of the year. Luck said that the surgery was designed to repair the injury he originally suffered early in the 2015 season in a game against the Titans.

Luck missed two games as a result and said the injury continued to linger. Luck said there were “times during the [2016 season] where I would get hit in awkward position or an awkward way, and it wouldn’t feel great” so he made the call to get the operation in hopes of smoother sailing this year.

“It was my decision, ultimately,” Luck said, via the Indianapolis Star. “The team gave me all the resources that I felt like I needed to make the best decision. We sat down after the year with our guys in this building and talked and then went out and got a lot of really good opinions from a lot of doctors around the country. At the end of the day, I never felt like anybody else was trying to make a decision for me. I made this decision with what I felt was the best information I could find. I have no regrets about going to get surgery.”

Luck didn’t say when he thought he would resume football activities, but owner Jim Irsay said earlier in the offseason that the team is going to take things slow with their quarterback. That makes it a good bet that he’ll be off the field until training camp as all involved try to make sure the quarterback is back at full health for the first time in a while.

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18 Responses to “Andrew Luck: Shoulder surgery was my decision”
  1. wib22 says: Apr 17, 2017 2:44 PM

    I mean when you can get irsay’s pills, why wouldn’t you go under the knife more than usual?

  2. nhpats says: Apr 17, 2017 2:53 PM

    when is the NFL planning to publish its findings from its investigation into Luck’s broken ribs and lacerated kidney?

  3. george1859 says: Apr 17, 2017 3:13 PM

    This is what happens when a team is built around one player’s salary, and can’t afford better talent around the QB.
    Expect a painful career Andrew.

  4. ravensbob says: Apr 17, 2017 3:32 PM

    I remember an article while he was at Stanford that he said he didn’t want to play too long because he wanted to used his engineering degree. Guessing he’ll get his wish.

  5. nutpunchnancy says: Apr 17, 2017 3:32 PM

    Wake me when this guy does jack squat.

  6. tylawspick6 says: Apr 17, 2017 3:51 PM

    This is what happens when a team is built around one player’s salary, and can’t afford better talent around the QB.
    Expect a painful career Andrew.

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    I like to call it the Ozzie Newsome trickle down effect from the “Joe Flacco Contract”.

    These contracts will live in infamy for the NFL and its current state of subpar football quality.

    Ratings dipped 11% because QBs who are only mediocre or just “good”, are so far overpaid, their salaries are destroying team’s cap positions.

  7. terripet says: Apr 17, 2017 3:54 PM

    Luck will throw 30 tds this year

  8. 12444uggg says: Apr 17, 2017 4:15 PM

    Expect a big year from Andrew. He played through that injury all right, but I suspect he’ll be better off in the long run

  9. tylawspick6 says: Apr 17, 2017 4:24 PM

    Luck will throw 30 tds this year

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    Doubtful. But, he’ll throw more than Tyrod Taylor.

  10. waynefontesismyfather says: Apr 17, 2017 4:27 PM

    His decision to have shoulder surgery. Fine. But please tell me who’s decision it is for him to grow that terrible beard? That thing is horrendous bordering on comical that he thinks it is a good look.

    There is book smarts and street smarts. He went to Stanford so that tells you…

  11. tylawspick6 says: Apr 17, 2017 4:47 PM

    Watch Derek Carr’s new deal sink the Raiders cap position and ability to ink Kalil Mack ahead of schedule as well.

  12. HighwayStar says: Apr 17, 2017 4:49 PM

    terripet says:
    Apr 17, 2017 3:54 PM
    Luck will throw 30 tds this year

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    That would indeed be a banner moment if he did that.

  13. nhpats says: Apr 17, 2017 7:30 PM

    terripet says:
    Apr 17, 2017 3:54 PM
    Luck will throw 30 tds this year

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    And he will throw 30 interceptions this year too

  14. exinsidetrader says: Apr 17, 2017 8:36 PM

    He needs to get out of Indy ASAP, even if it costs him money.

  15. Uncle Al says: Apr 17, 2017 8:46 PM

    he WAS the best young Qb to come into the league for a long time until Derek Carr showed up

  16. aquineas1 says: Apr 17, 2017 10:56 PM

    Here’s what I never understand about things like this. Why couldn’t he have decided to have that surgery 3 1/2 months ago?

  17. cclaser says: Apr 18, 2017 1:01 AM

    Well, Luck threw 31 Touchdowns last year, and 40 when he was last healthy in 2014. I would be surprised if he doesn’t get at least 30. Hopefully the new GM prioritizes the offensive line, so surgeries and kidney issues don’t keep popping up.

  18. midnightcusk says: Apr 18, 2017 7:21 AM

    HighwayStar says:
    Apr 17, 2017 4:49 PM
    terripet says:
    Apr 17, 2017 3:54 PM
    Luck will throw 30 tds this year

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    That would indeed be a banner moment if he did that.

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