Andrew Luck feels stronger, hasn’t thrown a football yet

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Andrew Luck provided a first-hand update on his recovery from the right shoulder injury that kept him from playing at all this season on Friday afternoon for the first time in a couple of months and it was a largely positive one.

Luck said he went to the Netherlands to work with a trainer he’s worked with in the past because that’s where the trainer’s resources are located and not because he had any procedures that aren’t allowed in the United States. Luck also said he felt like he was being “pulled in too many directions” while he was in Indianapolis and wanted his “singular focus” to be on getting better because he was scared to still be feeling pain.

That pain has gone down “significantly” after Luck did strength training and soft-tissue work while overseas that yielded good results.

I feel stronger, more stable, more confident in it. It’s better,” Luck said.

Luck, who generally sounded exhausted by the experience, has not thrown a football over the past eight weeks and said that he’s preparing to start a throwing program “as soon as I can,” but that there’s still a need to get his “strength back to a better level” before that gets underway. He does not think he will need to have another surgery or that throwing will be “the test” to determine if that’s the case. 

There was a question about whether the wait to start throwing could lead Luck to miss the start of the 2018 season, but the quarterback said he doesn’t believe that will be the case. Luck was also asked about owner Jim Irsay saying that the injury was “inside his head now” and said he felt they were taken out of context because there are “mental things” every injured player goes through.

Luck’s still going through some of them as the significant drop in pain isn’t the same as an absence of pain, but Luck was confident that he’ll be back for offseason workouts after a lost year in 2017.

38 responses to “Andrew Luck feels stronger, hasn’t thrown a football yet

  1. Damn, if only Luck hadn’t stayed at Stanford for his senior year. If he had gone to Carolina the way most of us Panther fans wished at the time, he’d probably be playing for his second ring by now. What a waste to end up in Irsay’s incompetent hands.

  2. GET THIS GUY SOME O-LINE HELP!!! Probably the best pure QB drafted in the last 15 years and the colts don’t do anything to help him. Look at some of there drafts. He is either running for his life or getting slammed by d-Linemen. If he wasn’t the size /build he is he wouldn’t have lasted this long. I’m no colts fan either….if this guy was on my team I would beg ownership to protect him.

  3. I dont blame him for getting away.

    If I was trying to rehab trying to recover the last thing I would want is constant input from Jim Irsay and his lackeys.

  4. “GET THIS GUY SOME O-LINE HELP!!!”

    People keep saying this like it’s some kind of profound point. Go look at how many lineman Grigson drafted.. It’s close to 10..
    Then go look at injuries this season. 3 of the projected 5 starters are on IR, including the high picks of Kelly and Mewhort.
    The investment was made.
    The lack of success speaks to something else..

    See ya Pagano.

  5. Luck will be traded to Denver for their 1st round pick this year and next.

    The Colts will draft one of the QBs with their own top 3 pick and also have Denver’s top-10 pick. Trading Luck also clears a lot of cap space, which Indy will need to rebuild this team (again).

  6. That must have been a really bad injury. I haven’t followed things too closely, what exactly happened?

  7. Yeah dartwick, irsay is such an evil guy, paying a guy 25 million to not play this year. The nerve of him wanting to get updates on a player he spent 25 million on. You patriot sissies are a joke. How much money is sleezebag Kraft paying into bradys business interests under the table

  8. I hope AL comes back as good as ever. When he was healthy he was very good and fun to watch. I’ve said it before, the Colts are still suffering from the Ryan Grigson effect. It will take time, but with a heathy AL and improvement in the draft/free agency they will once again be a force in the AFCS.

  9. Everyone involved with this lying franchise will literally say anything to sell tickets. Pathetic, but not surprising given their drug zapped owner.

  10. Oh look, indybear is back , still crying about the Colts smashing the Bears in the Superbowl 10 years ago. It’s ok little guy, Manning will haunt you to the grave

  11. sllabskcustfpk says:
    December 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Luck will be traded to Denver for their 1st round pick this year and next.
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    Who in their right mind would trade two #1 picks for a guy who might never play again, and never had the success predicted for him even when he was healthy?

    Right now I doubt they’d get a 2nd rounder for him.

  12. tremoluxman says:
    December 29, 2017 at 3:37 pm
    That must have been a really bad injury. I haven’t followed things too closely, what exactly happened?
    _______________________
    Well……according to Patsie* girls, karma monkeys put some sort of hex on the franchise.

  13. Indybear says:
    December 29, 2017 at 4:24 pm
    Everyone involved with this lying franchise will literally say anything to sell tickets. Pathetic, but not surprising given their drug zapped owner.
    ___________–
    Still upset about that SB, huh?

  14. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    You patriot sissies are a joke. How much money is sleezebag Kraft paying into bradys business interests under the table
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    Where did this word sissie come from? I haven’t heard that in 25 years before coming to PFT.

    And why would Brady need to be paid under the table? His wife makes 30 mil, and he’s raking it in in endorsements based on being on being on a successful team due to his unselfish attitude.

    And If he did hold for more money you’d be the first guy in here calling him greedy.

  15. bobthebillsfan says:
    December 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    with a heathy AL and improvement in the draft/free agency they will once again be a force in the AFCS.
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    Healthy is a long shot at this point. IF he comes back he’s likely to do so without the arm strength he had before, making him a high risk gunslinger without the gun.

  16. Worth remembering that this franchise lied about his injury for years
    and also smeared the greatest QB of all time in order to excuse Luck’s 45-7 blowout loss. All to keep their season ticket sales up. They are why the word scorn exists.

  17. godell50 says:
    December 29, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    GET THIS GUY SOME O-LINE HELP!!! Probably the best pure QB drafted in the last 15 years and the colts don’t do anything to help him. Look at some of there drafts. He is either running for his life or getting slammed by d-Linemen. If he wasn’t the size /build he is he wouldn’t have lasted this long. I’m no colts fan either….if this guy was on my team I would beg ownership to protect him.

    —-

    Um, NOT.

    He needs O-Line help but you have to prove yourself in the NFL before you get those accolades. Wilson has no O-Line help and he has done far better, and without the INTs. And he has also had no receivers.

    Luck is a mediocre to above average QB at best, and his game doesn’t fit how the fame has evolved. I wish him the best because I think he deserves it – great guy and a great player but he isn’t the hope for the position everyone anointed him to be.

  18. Luck might be getting stronger than ever, and he might come back and have an awesome career with the Colts, but until I see it I’m going with the thought that the Colts are going to use the #3 pick this year on a QB. I’m just thinking there could be some kind of surprise announcement coming, and it probably won’t come until after they deal Luck to another team.

  19. weepingjebus says:
    December 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    Worth remembering that this franchise lied about his injury for years
    and also smeared the greatest QB of all time in order to excuse Luck’s 45-7 blowout loss. All to keep their season ticket sales up. They are why the word scorn exists.

    Get over it. New England is the reason scorn exists. It is why people root for luck – even if we don’t think he is the second coming of Unitas – and not for Brady and the Pats. He has class.

  20. Not a colts fan but I remember watching a Colts vs Lions game, Matt Stafford and Luck head to head. I don’t remember if it was his first year or second but Luck pulled off one of the best comebacks I have seen in the final seconds of the game. As a Jets fan I am praying he comes back next year strong, Pennington had shoulder problems and was never the same since and we potentially missed out on a super bowl during his career because of that, with some of the rosters Mangini built, as crazy as that sounds.

  21. bobthebillsfan says:
    December 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    with a heathy AL and improvement in the draft/free agency they will once again be a force in the AFCS.
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    It will take a heck of a lot more than that. The Colts are one of the worst teams in the NFL and heading in the wrong direction. What you describe may allow them to compete for 3rd place in the AFC South

  22. Nhpats, the Colts are so terrible that they led the Steelers practically the entire game with a backup QB and lost on a last second field goal. Yes they sure looked like the worst team in the league. Why don’t you go focus on cheating Brady and how much Brazilian HGH he has consumed today

  23. 12444uggg says:

    December 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    “GET THIS GUY SOME O-LINE HELP!!!”

    People keep saying this like it’s some kind of profound point. Go look at how many lineman Grigson drafted.. It’s close to 10..
    Then go look at injuries this season. 3 of the projected 5 starters are on IR, including the high picks of Kelly and Mewhort.
    The investment was made.
    The lack of success speaks to something else..

    See ya Pagano.

    *****************************
    It’s so funny. One person says something, then a few people repeat it. Before you know it, everybody is saying it. Nobody bothers to check facts. The scary thing is these people also vote.

  24. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Nhpats, the Colts are so terrible that they led the Steelers practically the entire game with a backup QB and lost on a last second field goal.
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    The Steelers skated by Cleveland 21-18, barely beat Cincinnati and just squeaked by the Brett Hundley led Packers, and no one would say those teams are any good.

  25. Throwing legally inflated footballs is tough. Would certainly explain the injury.

    There’s a good reason why the Colts have failed to make the playoffs every year since the league start checking PSI in footballs.

    🙂

  26. How come the Colts can’t seem to make the playoffs since they were caught with underinflated footballs in the playoffs 3 years ago? The league is checking PSI now so… huh. Interesting, yes?

    🙂

  27. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm
    Nhpats, the Colts are so terrible that they led the Steelers practically the entire game with a backup QB and lost on a last second field goal. Yes they sure looked like the worst team in the league. Why don’t you go focus on cheating Brady and how much Brazilian HGH he has consumed today

    ————–

    So they almost beat the Steelers….but they lost. Great job….hang another participation banner.

    As for HGH use, that was Peyton Manning…..a Colt at the time. Hang a banner for that too.

  28. Colts have held their own in the majority of the games they have played this year considering the circumstances. The jags treat the Colts as their annual Superbowl every year so of course those clowns will run up the score whenever they can. The colts are their entire world. Whatever makes you feel better. If the Colts land harbaugh and luck is back at full force. This team will not be a joke.

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