Report: Andrew Luck in Europe for treatment on injured shoulder

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will miss the entire 2017 season, and he’ll try anything to get back on the field in 2018.

What he’s trying now is treatment in Europe, according to ESPN.

There’s no word on the nature of the treatment Luck is receiving, but many American pro athletes have traveled to Europe for treatments that aren’t available in the United States. Luck’s predecessor as the Colts’ quarterback, Peyton Manning, reportedly traveled to Europe in 2011 to get stem-cell treatment on his injured neck.

Luck had surgery on his shoulder that the Colts initially indicated was relatively minor, with Colts owner Jim Irsay saying Luck would be ready for the start of the season. That timeline changed repeatedly, until the Colts finally announced that Luck wouldn’t play at all this year.

Now Luck has apparently decided that the treatment he’s receiving in America isn’t good enough, and he’s hoping to find something better overseas.

47 responses to “Report: Andrew Luck in Europe for treatment on injured shoulder

  1. Someplace HGH is legal perhaps?

    Ok that was the low hanging fruit comment, I admit it.

    More likely stem cells as someone mentioned above.

  2. FDA hasnt approved most of the newest stemcell treatments due to political influences but its perfectly safe and healthy.

    Lucks prolly getting all the things Kobe got and more. Good for him.

  3. Amsterdam could help the injury in his head.

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    All he has to do these days is go hang out with his friends in Northern California or Seattle or Oregon or Colorado or any of the other states where marijuana is completely legal.

    Although Amsterdam is likely a much safer place to do it without ending up in the news so there is that.

  4. He should try the Patriots doctor. Martellus Bennett’s shoulder healed in less than a week after rejoining the Pats.

  5. Yeah they must have better stem cells over in Europe. Maybe they offer a free blood letting with every stem cell Therapy.

  6. If anyone thinks that the FDA is just being overly cautious and the Europe knows better, just look up Thalidomide and what it did to babies in Europe while the mean old nasty FDA banned it from the US.

  7. Stem-cell and HGH are not mutually exclusive – HGH is often recommended as a catalyst to stimulate and fuel the stem-cell repair. Of course, it is well known that HGH is against the rules for most pro-athletes, and Europe is no different, which is probably why Peyton’s wife had it delivered off-label in her name from some dodgy source.

    But, as seen with the poor results for Peyton, the efficacy of HGH in such repairs is small and questionable (maybe up to 15% better than not using it) and some labs just use more intense cultures/procedures (of the sort that pro-athletes can afford) to get as good or better boost. Of course, you could try doing that AND taking HGH – I’m sure some athletes will risk it and then if caught cry that they didn’t know HGH was involved or cry to Oprah that their career and 3rd ferrari was history if they didn’t take it.

  8. I wonder what Luck thinks of the owner screwing the fan base by keeping him on the active roster only to sell tickets halfway through the season when there was zero chance he would play?

  9. granadafan says:
    November 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm
    If anyone thinks that the FDA is just being overly cautious and the Europe knows better, just look up Thalidomide and what it did to babies in Europe while the mean old nasty FDA banned it from the US.
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    That’s not actually true – and two US companies (Smith-Kline and Merrel) were involved in its testing and development. The FDA never formally approved the drug (thanks to a Canadian doctor, Kelsey) before defects became known about and the drug abandoned. But Merrel didn’t pull it’s NDA (new drug application) until a few years later and may have been unofficially using it under another name – and we now know an estimated 2.5 million doses may have been administered to 20,000 people by 1,200 doctors. But because of all the smug self-belief in this country, mixed with greed of the American pharm industry, the problem may have been much worse than even that estimate, because in many cases the drug was never considered as a possible cause becuase “it couldn’t happen here”.

  10. The NFL cleared Manning of the HGH allegations of a rogue newspaper and MLB cleared Howard and Zimmerman. There was no evidence Ashley Manning received HGH shipments. The Manning family fully cooperated while Brady, the Patriots and Elliott didn’t fully cooperate. Innocent people cooperate and don’t destroy evidence.

    All the hate against Manning and Luck coming from fans that rooted for cheating players.

  11. luckyforus says:
    November 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    The NFL cleared Manning of the HGH allegations of a rogue newspaper and MLB cleared Howard and Zimmerman. There was no evidence Ashley Manning received HGH shipments. The Manning family fully cooperated…
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    BS! Firstly, one MLB player was suspended. And did Peyton hand over his phone? Did he hand over access to his medical records? Did Fraudger launch a $5M investigation? Nope. All we know for sure is that Peyton sent a private clean-up team to the Guyer Inst and that he and Fraudger had the briefest of informal chats for the sake of PR – and no investigation. Finally, of all the players named by Al Jazeera (none of whom were investigated by Fraudger, nor gave in their phones or medical records to the NFL), how many took Al Jazeera to court? None. Frankly, players were taking advantage of the fact that though HGH was against the rules back thru that time period (2011-2013) the league only started actually testing for it in 2014-2015. Thus the only evidence will be in medical records and private communications – none of which Fraudger looked at and nor did he ask to see Al Jazeera’s evidence. Fix.

  12. And everybody said Drew Brees was done with a similar injury also. I know most patriot fans have zero life and articles like this make their entire weekend so what can you expect

  13. What boggles the mind is how patriot fans can talk this garbage when Sissy boy Brady has been on Brazilian HGH for years. Typical of that fanbase

  14. Hopefully Luck doesn’t use up all the Italian HGH supply. 40 year old Brady still wants to play for few more years.

  15. streetyson says:
    November 11, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    granadafan says:
    November 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm
    If anyone thinks that the FDA is just being overly cautious and the Europe knows better, just look up Thalidomide and what it did to babies in Europe while the mean old nasty FDA banned it from the US.
    —————
    That’s not actually true – and two US companies (Smith-Kline and Merrel) were involved in its testing and development. The FDA never formally approved the drug (thanks to a Canadian doctor, Kelsey) before defects became known about and the drug abandoned. But Merrel didn’t pull it’s NDA (new drug application) until a few years later and may have been unofficially using it under another name – and we now know an estimated 2.5 million doses may have been administered to 20,000 people by 1,200 doctors. But because of all the smug self-belief in this country, mixed with greed of the American pharm industry, the problem may have been much worse than even that estimate, because in many cases the drug was never considered as a possible cause becuase “it couldn’t happen here”.
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    The mean old nasty FDA has approved Thalidomide as a cancer drug. In 1957 it was a cheap over the counter morning sickness drug. It is now over $400 per pill ($100,000 a year).

  16. thermanmerman99 says:
    November 11, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    What boggles the mind is how patriot fans can talk this garbage when Sissy boy Brady has been on Brazilian HGH for years. Typical of that fanbase
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    Don’t you just love irony?

  17. luckyforus says:
    November 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    The NFL cleared Manning of the HGH allegations of a rogue newspaper and MLB cleared Howard and Zimmerman. There was no evidence Ashley Manning received HGH shipments. The Manning family fully cooperated…
    ———————
    BS! Firstly, one MLB player was suspended. And did Peyton hand over his phone? Did he hand over access to his medical records? Did Fraudger launch a $5M investigation? Nope. All we know for sure is that Peyton sent a private clean-up team to the Guyer Inst and that he and Fraudger had the briefest of informal chats for the sake of PR – and no investigation. Finally, of all the players named by Al Jazeera (none of whom were investigated by Fraudger, nor gave in their phones or medical records to the NFL), how many took Al Jazeera to court? None. Frankly, players were taking advantage of the fact that though HGH was against the rules back thru that time period (2011-2013) the league only started actually testing for it in 2014-2015. Thus the only evidence will be in medical records and private communications – none of which Fraudger looked at and nor did he ask to see Al Jazeera’s evidence. Fix.

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    Both Zimmerman and Howard were cleared. You have no idea of the depth of the investigation. So typical Patriots fan lies and deflects the truth. And claims a fix because you didn’t get the results you wanted.

  18. Ewhite1065 says:
    November 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm
    Yeah they must have better stem cells over in Europe. Maybe they offer a free blood letting with every stem cell Therapy.
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    Actually they do. The stem cells that work best for treatment are those drawn from deceased fetuses. The use of these stemcells is illegal in the US.

  19. Chris Stevens says:
    November 11, 2017 at 3:48 pm
    He should try the Patriots doctor. Martellus Bennett’s shoulder healed in less than a week after rejoining the Pats.

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    It wiuld be interesting if Luck went to the Patriots if his shoulder also healed in a week.

  20. Given that the Colts will have a Top-5 draft pick & need almost a full rebuild with all the holes they have up and down the roster I wonder if they would be willing to trade QB Andrew Luck for draft capital? Especially this year as many excellent top-tier QB prospects will be available and the extra picks would allow them to bounce back relative quickly.
    If they would trade him for say 2 First Round draft picks I’d love for Arizona to trade for him, he would fit AZ’s system perfectly & have A TON of talent and Speed around him down there with John Brown (4.3), Jaron Brown (4.4), JJ Nelson (4.2), Chad Williams (4.3), Larry Fitzgerald & would have the best RB & RB corps in the league behind him with two backs who double as receivers in big 6″2/225pd RB David Johnson who doubles as a truly elite WR with 4.45 speed, RB/WR TJ Logan posses elite world class 4.35 speed & had the fastest top-end speed/acceleration RB sports science has tested in the last 5yrs & Logan looked extremely good thru the pre-season before breaking his wrist, and they will have All-Pro legend Adrian Peterson back as well to keep Johnson fresh with two good receiving and blocking TE’s in Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas. Arizona has 12 draft picks this year as well so they definitely will add talent in the draft and free agency. If IND does want to trade QB Andrew Luck who fit perfectly into Arizona’s offense, that is assuming they feel his shoulder is just healing slow and not shot. AZ would probably be better off keeping their draft picks though especially since this years 1st round pick likely will be a top 5-8 draft pick & this years class being loaded with QB talent in Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson, Ryan Finley, Luke Falk and Mason Rudolph all coming out.

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