Colts G.M.: Cortisone shots didn’t work on Andrew Luck’s shoulder

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The Colts seem willing to dole out Andrew Luck news a week a time (there are still December tickets to sell, after all). But the slow recovery of their franchise quarterback continues to point to solutions that extend into 2018.

Via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, the latest setback came when cortisone shots did not alleviate the soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder, leading to another round of visits to specialists.

During his radio show on WFNI, Colts General Manager Chris Ballard acknowledged those shots.

“Well, when he had the shots — he’s been having some soreness in his shoulder, and we gave him the shots two weeks ago, hoping that would settle it down,” Ballard said. “And it hasn’t quite settled it down yet, so we wanted to start getting some answers. And he’s gone to a couple other doctors just to get some opinions to see where we’re at. Hopefully we’ll have an update here later in the week, but look: Andrew’s exhausted every avenue to try to get ready and get back and play, and that was our hope, also. So we’ll have more answers, though, as we go forward later this week.”

Poor Chuck Pagano gets left out there to address it in the short term, and answered one question Monday about the future by saying: “I am not a doctor, so I am not qualified to answer that question.”

In the interim, Luck keeps talking to more people who are, and it looks less and less likely he’ll suit up for the Colts at all this year.

20 responses to “Colts G.M.: Cortisone shots didn’t work on Andrew Luck’s shoulder

  1. Nothing against A. Luck, you hate to see an exciting player sidelined like this, but this is karma for the Colts. Their tank effort to go one from one Hall or Fame QB to another has blown up.

  2. The Colts are *hit out of Luck.

    I feel badly for Andrew, but this ‘organization’ deserves to wallow in misery for a few more years.

    Whiny, lying, snitches get stitches.

    Perhaps Colts’ fans can enjoy the rise of the Jaguars?
    …Or just enjoy watching the Pats scorch the Earth of the NFL.

  3. Pretty sure the Colts are sold out and have a waiting list for tickets. Not sure what December tickets they have to sell.

    On another note..this is a career injury. He is going to be bothered by it for the rest of his life. Buttercup need to suck it and play or retire.

  4. being a bears fan living in Indiana I love how you do not hear the “our” colts nonsense now that they suck again. it is like it was before the manning years when you could go to a game and get great seats cheap because nobody wanted to spend a day watching the colts get killed.

  5. This is truly a shame as Luck seems like a good kid and he is/was certainly talented. Unfortunately ended up with a bad organization and now his career is in jeopardy. At least he got that $40+ million fully guaranteed.

  6. The fans stopped falling for the party line a long time ago. Ticket sales are based on the product they see on the field now and will continue to be. Trade him to NE for a late round pick. I dont know if that will fix his shoulder or not but at least it gets a late round pick.

  7. You have to wonder why this team isn’t looking to Kapernick. A proven winner who could come and instantly lead them to a Super Bowl and move us to post racial era and end the criminalization of crime that had unfairly lead to the incarceration of inmates who can no longer run the asylum.

  8. stevejjones says:
    October 31, 2017 at 9:28 am
    You have to wonder why this team isn’t looking to Kapernick. A proven winner who could come and instantly lead them to a Super Bowl and move us to post racial era and end the criminalization of crime that had unfairly lead to the incarceration of inmates who can no longer run the asylum.

    —————
    Because despite the public story or really because of it Kaepernick has to avoid actually getting put on a field where he would be exposed. It would blow up the entire myth they are hanging their hats on.

    Yes, I got the sarcasm. It was delicious. Nice job.

  9. How much does everyone in Indy hate Grigson right now? He was gifted a generational QB with his first pick as a GM and spent the next 5 years breaking him with lack of a running game, OL or D… mediocre ball catchers too.

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