Andrew Luck practicing, but won’t play this week

AP

Yes, Andrew Luck is practicing this week. No, he’s still not playing this week.

#asexpected, Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters that his star quarterback was working his way back by joining the team at practice today, but would not play this week against San Francisco.

It’s his first visible football activity since January surgery on his right shoulder. Pagano said Luck would warm up with the other quarterbacks and do individual work, then throw some routes against air. The plan is that he will take Thursday off and work again Friday, as they ease him back in to work.

There’s a pitch count,” Pagano said of Luck’s workload, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. “There’s a number.”

The Colts are smart to monitor Luck’s early workload, and have an example of what can happen. Though their surgeries were different, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw the first four days of training camp, then needed 14 days off before he could resume work. The result was some extremely rusty performances early on.

10 responses to “Andrew Luck practicing, but won’t play this week

  1. The Colts poor offensive line allowed this guy to be beat to a pulp almost like Cam Newton in Carolina.

  2. motsuret06 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm
    The Colts poor offensive line allowed this guy to be beat to a pulp almost like Cam Newton in Carolina.

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    Not exactly. The line certainly didn’t help, but he’s responsible for a lot of the punishment he’s received. Either holding the ball too long or trying to run defenders over. He plays QB like a linebacker, injuries are part of his game

  3. As garbage as the Colts are, they’re still in the thick of the AFC South with all six divisional games upcoming. If Luck can get back to even 80%, they could push for a playoff spot. But if they drop this game to the 9ers they just need to shut him down.

  4. What would the Colts get for him in trade at this point? Hard to imagine he’d garner a high first round pick – I think given the success of other young QBs in the league most teams would take their chances on the draft.

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