Chuck Pagano: Still no timeline for Andrew Luck

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The latest news about Colts quarterback Andrew Luck‘s absence from the field after having right shoulder surgery is a lot like the news that we’ve been hearing since the surgery.

While General Manager Chris Ballard said recently that Luck’s strength levels are up from last year, there’s still no sign that his return is imminent. Coach Chuck Pagano was asked about Luck’s return on Tuesday and his answer was the same one that the team has been giving for quite a while.

“There’s no timeline,” Pagano said, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.

As Holder points out, the lack of a timeline at this point would seem to make it likely that Luck’s absence will stretch into the regular season. They play the Steelers this Saturday and then close out the preseason a week from Thursday, leaving very little practice time left before they would take on the Rams in Week One.

Pagano was asked how much practice time Luck would need to be ready and he said they won’t “know until we get him out here.” That answer makes sense, but it won’t do much to calm anyone worried that missing Luck could trip the Colts up before they even get out of the gate this season.

Pagano made a humorous attempt to do that by replying “you guys worry too much,” although you can’t blame the prospect of starting the season without the team’s best player for leading people to feel otherwise.

34 responses to “Chuck Pagano: Still no timeline for Andrew Luck

  1. The team’s been lying about the extent and persistence of his shoulder for two years (note Pagano saying “Andrew was fine” at the start of last year (09/09/16), when Luck recently admitted (this April), that he’d been constantly battling the shoulder injury since it occured against the Titans in Sept 2015. Much like they lied about his ribs and many other unrelated stuff we could raise, this team doesn’t know how to speak a plain truth.

  2. It’s better to have no Luck than Andrew Luck. See you at the Superbowl Andrew, said nobody, ever.

    The most overhyped over rated underperforming player in the NFL.

    Soft, soft soft please dont squeeze the Charmin soft….

  3. Got to be a serious injury of some kind that still has Luck hurting. If he were progressing normally they would of had some kind of timeline.

    I hope the guy gets through it. He’s a great competitor when healthy.

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    August 22, 2017 at 7:06 pm
    indy and baltimore hiding their qbs real injuries and the severity

    deflategate karma coming round

    the bell tolls for thee
    _______________
    Hey Ty……
    I seen that bad day you had yesterday with all the Goodell news.
    Man, you were in full melt-down mode.
    Glad to see you’re feeling better.

  5. streetyson says:
    August 22, 2017 at 7:03 pm
    The team’s been lying about the extent and persistence of his shoulder for two years (note Pagano saying “Andrew was fine” at the start of last year (09/09/16), when Luck recently admitted (this April), that he’d been constantly battling the shoulder injury since it occured against the Titans in Sept 2015. Much like they lied about his ribs and many other unrelated stuff we could raise, this team doesn’t know how to speak a plain truth.

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    the clots have been allowed to openly cheat for years because
    they know they have goodell in their back pocket

    i still have no idea how they got away with the fake crowd noise thing
    or being caught on the injury report with luck

  6. crush22 says:
    August 22, 2017 at 7:39 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 22, 2017 at 7:06 pm
    indy and baltimore hiding their qbs real injuries and the severity

    deflategate karma coming round

    the bell tolls for thee
    _______________
    Hey Ty……
    I seen that bad day you had yesterday with all the Goodell news.
    Man, you were in full melt-down mode.
    Glad to see you’re feeling better.

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    hmmmm

    i am feeling great! no meltdown here

    pats have won 2 sbs in 3 yeas and are a stone cold lock
    yet again to go the afc title game, their 7th in a row

    enjoy your cheatos, though!

    crap o line, no qb, questionable depth everywhere and injuries on d

  7. tylawspick6 says:
    August 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    no meltdown here
    _________________
    Ha!
    You couldn’t comment fast enough.
    I was honestly worried about you.
    Maybe you should wait until after 5:00pm to start drinking.

  8. I think William H. Macy would be ideal to play Chuck in the big screen version of The Colts story.

  9. If Luck is still having problems after two years and a surgery then he should do the smart thing and just take this season off.

  10. No one knows how good or bad Luck is. His O-line since he started has been horrendous. On good days.

  11. The bad Colts karma did not start with deflategate–it actually started when they tanked, tossed Peyton Manning away like a used toy, and drafted Lucky.

  12. The Truth says:
    August 22, 2017 at 7:24 pm
    Whole organization needs a giant enema

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    hilarious

    watching all these afc fans have mental breakdowns
    is beyond comical

  13. Grigson ruined Luck by not building a team around him wheN they had the money to do so. Now that Luck signed that cap eating contract, they cant.

  14. Colts’ fan are reminded of Peyton Manning’s last season. It was just before the pre-season started, and Peyton had just negotiated a big contract. Shortly after the ink was dry, they came out and said Peyton might miss the first pre-season game because of his neck. Then it was two games. Then it was he might not be ready for week #1 of the regular season. Then it was week two. Then three. Then it was five. Then he never played another down for the Colts. I’m not saying Luck won’t play again, but I remember Peyton’s last season like it was yesterday.

  15. Pagano will only get to play this game for two more weeks…then they must give an official injury report.

    Being a huge Luck fan, this is pretty frustrating though. Who do the Colts think they’re sneaking up on huh? Like we don’t know what to expect if Luck plays?? Why the whole cloak and dagger BS about his injury???

  16. Awaiting news from the NFL office of the loss of several high draft picks for Colts’ overt violations of injury reporting. Pagano should start packing his bags now– with an indifferent start, he’s toast.

  17. Luck is a great player but this team is going nowhere this season. How long before we hear Jim Irsay come out with his full confidence in the coach speech? 6 weeks?

  18. I think the Colts should hire The Deflator. 🙂 They seem to be so much better with illegal underinflated footballs like the ones they were caught using the night of the 2014 AFC Championship game.

    0 playoff appearances and 0 seasons over .500 since they were forced to play with regulation footballs. How odd.

    🙂

  19. Yikes. The colts season is already done. Well they at least own those deflated football hats to hold on to

  20. I feel sorry for Luck. Between this undisclosed two-year injury and playing behind a wet brown bag of an O-line, his rep has taken quite the hit. The good news is that he still has time to turn around.

  21. All I’m saying is that to be excellent in the NFL it takes more than just pure talent. In the environment that Andrew Luck is in now I can’t imagine he has a whole lot of positive feelings to fuel that kind of commitment.

    I can see him doing much better in a better situation in a different better run organization.

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