Colts believe Andrew Luck doesn’t need more surgery on shoulder

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Andrew Luck still hasn’t picked up a football or thrown one.

But Colts General Manager Chris Ballard insisted that the Colts quarterback’s health shouldn’t have been a factor in any decision by Josh McDaniels to back out of his agreement to coach there.

“At this point we feel very strongly that Andrew Luck is in a good place,” Ballard said. “We don’t believe he needs surgery, . . .

“We’re very confident he’s going to prove people wrong.”

Ballard said Luck was still in the process of strengthening the shoulder, and that “he’s not going to skip a step.”

Regardless the drama around their coaching situation, the health of their quarterback remains the most important element of their future. And recent reports suggested he’s nearing the point where he’ll start throwing again, under the guidance of some off-site quarterback gurus who have worked with a number of top passers.

30 responses to “Colts believe Andrew Luck doesn’t need more surgery on shoulder

  1. They “feel” he doesn’t need another surgery. That don’t sound good. Sorry Indy, but I think this dude might be done. He’s well into RG3 post-ACL surgery territory at this point.

  2. I’ve had 2 labral tear surgeries on my non-throwing shoulder.. I can’t imagine coming back from that and regaining that strength and flexibility for throwing..

    Best of luck, Luck!

  3. This is why McDaniels blew of the head coaching position….. The Colts have tied up $25M per year on a guy who will never play another down in the NFL. The Colts ruined this guy.

  4. McDaniels is a terrible head coach. Remember he’s the idiot that drafted tim tebow in the first round! !! LoL

  5. Shortly before the beginning of last season the Colts were talking about Luck being ‘ready to go”. 6 months later the dude still hasn’t thrown ball one.

    But keep yapping about McDaniels integrity while the Colt’s continue to make sure ticket sales stay strong with winks and nods about Luck.

  6. It’s a shame what the Colts did to this young man, making him play while badly injured. Sad that they might have sabotaged Luck’s potential for football greatness and damaged his long-term health as a human being.

  7. This is a real shame for the League as a whole.

    There aren’t enough good QBs as it is, whether you like Luck or not, he was going to be one of the guys that carried the torch after Brady/Ben/Brees….

  8. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    February 7, 2018 at 11:56 am
    McDaniels is a terrible head coach. Remember he’s the idiot that drafted tim tebow in the first round! !! LoL

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    I seem to remember Tim Tebow taking over and bringing a floundering team to the playoffs….and then going on to beat Mike Tomlin and the Steelers

  9. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    February 7, 2018 at 11:56 am
    McDaniels is a terrible head coach. Remember he’s the idiot that drafted tim tebow in the first round! !! LoL
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    I thought he was an idiot too, but yesterday he proved me wrong.

  10. @
    nfella says:
    February 7, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Shortly before the beginning of last season the Colts were talking about Luck being ‘ready to go”. 6 months later the dude still hasn’t thrown ball one.

    But keep yapping about McDaniels integrity while the Colt’s continue to make sure ticket sales stay strong with winks and nods about Luck.
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    I have not heard a single word from the Colts about McDaniels’ integrity. Maybe some of their fans, but not a iota from the Colts.

  11. If you’re not rooting for Luck to comeback strong, and meet New England in the playoffs and shove Kraft’s nutty conspiracy theories down his throat you’re not a football fan.

  12. If Luck was smart he’d take his millions and retire. The inept Colts don’t put a decent Oline in front of him and he’s almost certain to be quickly injured again if he were to go out there.

    He should laugh all the way to bank and enjoy the rest of his life courtesy of Irsay.

  13. Is this the same team that guaranteed Luck would be on the field to start last season in order to sell season tix? Even though they knew there was no way he would be playing?

  14. If the Colts in the interview promised McDaniels that Luck was looking good and they were sure he would be back (and that is seriously the picture they likely painted if they are trying to attract a HC candidate because having Luck fully back would be a make or break factor to such a decision), and then he found out that the real story was that Luck had not even thrown yet but they were ‘very confident’ he would be fine whenever he finally did, AND they had been very confident last year too, AND they kept saying ‘very confident’ right up until he started throwing and suddenly needed more work, AND they still said ‘very confident’ for a time after that until it was just too obvious and the season was winding down anyhow, AND that last bit is still unresolved at this time no matter what platitudes they want to put on it…Josh might have suddenly decided he could not trust the situation he was headed to AND the word of the people he would be working for is looking pretty fishy. And then the one guy that has worked well with him over his career ups the ante to get him to stay. If you look at it that way his decision makes sense and anyone saying they themselves would not have done the same is not being honest.

  15. Of course we’ve all learned not to trust the Colts’ word when it comes to Luck, and yet many automatically believe the Colts’ initial story over McDaniels even though they haven’t heard McDaniels’ side of it and despite Colts’ GM Ballard admitting today that Josh still had the choice, the prerogative to decide not to take the job.

    Btw, Luck admitted last year that his shoulder’s been a constant struggle since hurting it against the titans in Sept 2015 and yet it was absent on over 80% of the following 30+ weeks final injury reports. During that period, in Sept 2016 both Pagano and Grigson angrily claimed that Luck was 100%, and in Sept 2017 Pagano ridiculously claimed he simply didn’t know as he hadn’t watched Luck practice. And then there’s Ribgate on top of that. So when will Fraudger investigate the Colts for prolonged and persistent lying about Luck’s status?

  16. If Luck was smart he’d take his millions and retire…
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    Why would he retire?

    Remain silent, go along for the ride on this charade, and collect more of that contract!

  17. ryann252013 says:
    February 7, 2018 at 12:39 pm
    If you’re not rooting for Luck to comeback strong, and meet New England in the playoffs and shove Kraft’s nutty conspiracy theories down his throat you’re not a football fan.
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    If you’re not rooting for Luck to comeback strong, and meet New England in the playoffs and shove Kraft’s nutty conspiracy theories down his throat you’re not a Colts fan.

    There fixed that for you.

  18. “I seem to remember Tim Tebow taking over and bringing a floundering team to the playoffs….and then going on to beat Mike Tomlin and the Steelers”
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    But not with McDaniels as the coach. That was John Fox who threw out their whole offense midseason to allow Tebow to succeed. Great trivia about McDaniels: He traded up to draft Tebow yet refused to ever start him. It was the interim after Josh was fired who finally gave him his first start. Odd thing was it was getting apparent the only way to save his job would be Tebow taking over and playing well, yet McDaniels still refused to start him.

  19. lets say it since everyone in this thread wont say it Andrew Luck is not Cam Newton. And it aint even close. Cam had a similar shoulder surgery 2 whole months after Luck. And Cam never missed a game despite being less than 100%. He lead his team to the playoffs despite having the worst receiving core in the league. Cam never complained just battled threw it.

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