Chris Ballard: Andrew Luck’s strength levels above last year

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck still hasn’t practiced with the team in training camp and no one around the team has moved to shut down thoughts that he might miss time in the regular season, but General Manager Chris Ballard did share some positive information about Luck’s condition on Sunday.

Ballard appeared on the television broadcast of the Colts’ game against the Lions and gave an update about Luck that suggests things are moving in the right direction.

“He’s doing really well,” Ballard said, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. “His strength levels are probably better than they were at any point last season.”

The Colts haven’t publicly discussed anything about Luck’s current rehab work in terms of throwing the football, but Ballard’s comments provide a hint that the quarterback is doing enough of it to inform the G.M.’s comparison. What that might mean for a return to a full schedule isn’t clear, but the Colts will likely continue to be deliberate with their franchise player as the season draws closer.

32 responses to “Chris Ballard: Andrew Luck’s strength levels above last year

  1. I am a ram fan and week 1 against the Colts worries me a lot. If Luck is hurt and his backup plays in the game I’ve seen enough games with my Rams to know that the backup will look like an All-Pro and have one of his best games ever while leading the Colts to the win. Talk about a bad start to the season. My only hope is that these new coaches actually are as good as they appear. I’m not putting any money on it, but you never know.

  2. Looks like the injuries are piling up on Luck . Maybe he should sit out a year. So the team can get a high draft pick , then draft a solid offensive line . Meanwhile these 8-8 aren’t helping either side

  3. So, powder puff soft instead of marshmelloy soft? That’s a new level of achievement for the Colts

  4. Great inside from the team’s long time GM… Oh wait he wasn’t even with the team last season, how would he know?

  5. no way is he going to be ready for week 1. same injury Brees had in 05′ yea? pretty major injury. it’s really surprising how far under it’s been kept.

    if he somehow is ready. he’s going to be anything but sharp

  6. Although I despise the Dolts, their tanking organization and the deflated football wearing hick fans I really like Luck. So its a major shame that he had to go to this bush league crybaby team.
    I also used to like Manning and all the rivalry with Brady, UNTIL…it was discovered (and basically obvious to anyone paying attention) he used PEDs to get back.
    Now he’s no better than hundreds of other PED users who have cheated the sport, its players, the fans etc.
    Here’s hoping Luck didn’t employ the PEDton Manning comeback method

  7. Andy’s strength is up to where it was last season, but Colt’s fans shouldn’t be alarmed, there is still a month to go before the regular season begins. It could get to an acceptable level by then.

  8. Ballard decided to return the entire offensive line from last year which last year let Luck be sacked 41 times in 15 games (almost 5 per game). Today they gave up 5 sacks. The front office did draft a fourth round draft pick for the offensive line, but one wonders how long until Luck is done for. I guess it is Lucks fault because his HUGE contact consumed the entire offensive budget.

  9. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    August 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm
    Kiss if death by Terri pet – EVERY prediction he posts ,the exact opposite occurs, LOL

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    it is because he is from
    indiana and does not realize how disastrous that is for his future

    delusional and jealous of others

  10. infectorman says:
    August 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm
    Although I despise the Dolts, their tanking organization and the deflated football wearing hick fans I really like Luck. So its a major shame that he had to go to this bush league crybaby team.
    I also used to like Manning and all the rivalry with Brady, UNTIL…it was discovered (and basically obvious to anyone paying attention) he used PEDs to get back.
    Now he’s no better than hundreds of other PED users who have cheated the sport, its players, the fans etc.
    Here’s hoping Luck didn’t employ the PEDton Manning comeback method

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    yep. he and the others cheated and goodell covered it up, including
    covering for matthews, peppers, etc….he knew
    if comvicted those guys, people would wonder how gomer
    could be innocent since it was the same source

    protected franchises have the commissioner work to help them,
    including orchestrating framejobs

  11. Does he have an offensive line yet? If not, this is meaningless. The best thing he could do, is get the hell out of there.

  12. I’m assuming he’s talking about Lucks numbers in Madden 18 since you know he wasn’t actually on the Colts Staff past a few months ago to be comparing things like that.

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