Andrew Luck: I’m absolutely playing Week One

AP

The long wait to see Colts quarterback Andrew Luck throw a football came to an end at Tuesday’s practice when Luck threw some balls to former Colt Reggie Wayne.

It wasn’t the first time Luck had thrown a football, however. Luck said after practice that he threw with head coach Frank Reich a few weeks ago and used an official NFL football for those throws as opposed to the slightly lighter one he used on Tuesday.

Luck also said that he has no doubt about being ready to throw an official football many times when the Colts face the Bengals to open the regular season on September 9.

“Absolutely,” Luck said, via Kevin Bowen of the team’s website. “No knock on wood. I believe it in my bones.”

That game would not be the first game action for Luck since the end of the 2016 season. In addition to structuring camp practices to mimic what Luck will do in the days before regular season games, Reich said that Luck will play in the preseason this summer as he tries to knock off the rust that’s accumulated due to his right shoulder woes.

47 responses to “Andrew Luck: I’m absolutely playing Week One

  1. Banner, short passes, draft pick, never play again, Irsay.

    There. Covered the main ones before the deluge…

  2. This is a situation where I just don’t think so but would be thrilled to be proved wrong. I might root for his opponents but the league would indeed be more interesting with him in it and I am first and foremost a fan of the game.

  3. What he really meant was that he’s going to be playing week one, only just with himself….. does that really count??!!

  4. Does anyone know of another QB with shoulder surgery that was out this long before throwing? I can’t recall anyone going 20+ months or whatever it is.

  5. kissbillsrings says:
    June 12, 2018 at 4:39 pm
    What he really meant was that he’s going to be playing week one, only just with himself….. does that really count??!!
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    Man, when your team* is on the decline, it makes you say stupid things huh?

  6. I understand the skepticism around Luck but some of you are just terrible at puns/jokes. Playing with himself? XBox games? Placekicker?

    Pathetic attempts.

  7. “I feel it in my bones” just sounds like more of the same positive-but-purely-speculative wishful thinking behind all Colts’ profferings on the subject for the past 2yrs. Even if he has really now got to the point of chucking a ball again, its less than 3 months to wk1 games. No way is he gonna be his old self by then.

  8. I have been a doubter and said I would not believe anything until it came directly from AL. So now he is saying it. In no uncertain terms. So until proven otherwise I will expect him to start Sept 9.

  9. That third comment is priceless. Talk about knowing the cast of characters and what they comment about on Colt stories. The only thing he forgot to include is the “Colt’s footballs were under-inflated too” that those pesky Patriot fans always seem to remind us of.

  10. Colts footballs were “under inflated” ,yet only one team was punished! But then again , the team that was punished , has gone on to win two more Super Bowls and been in three .
    What have the Colts done? oh yeah , I forgot they hung a banner!

  11. Luck will play in week one, until the no talent dline gets him swarmed and whats left of his shoulder pops again.

    Over rated, over hyped and totally overpaid. Broken down qb for a last place team.

    Suck 4 Luck is jow Suck With Luck.

  12. Podunk NE fans like tylaw know all about hillbillyland, in a place that needs 6 states to support a team. Doesn’t get more hillbilly than those hayseed new England states. Anyone ever driven through rural maine, vt,and nh? It’s shocking they even know electricity exists

  13. It aint gonna be pretty, though. He’ll probably throw a couple of picks and the Bengals will get their first win.

  14. Ron Jull says:
    June 12, 2018 at 6:34 pm
    Luck will play in week one, until the no talent dline gets him swarmed and whats left of his shoulder pops again.

    Over rated, over hyped and totally overpaid. Broken down qb for a last place team.

    Suck 4 Luck is jow Suck With Luck.

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    Luck doesn’t play Defense so the dline for the Colts won’t get Andrew killed.

    Luck carried the Colts and played in 6 playoff games in his 1st 3 years until he got hurt and with an incompetent coach and GM. Led the NFL in TD passes ion 2014 and was a top 5 QB in 2016 with a bum shoulder.

    Overrated No but definitely can improve if he stays healthy.

    You haters are really showing your lack of character trolling Luck.

    Brady cheated and lied so quit making up lies to build your loser QB and team up.

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    June 12, 2018 at 5:08 pm
    bandwagon indy fans (all colts fans) unite in hillbilllyland!
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    Go to 38th and Sherman Drive on the East side of Indy and call ANYONE a hillbilly. I dare you. Hahaha

  16. Ron Jull says:
    June 12, 2018 at 6:34 pm
    Luck will play in week one, until the no talent dline gets him swarmed and whats left of his shoulder pops again.
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    Uh, Luck plays offense and as such would never be on the field at the same time as the “no talent dline”.

    Hope this helps.

  17. As a fan of the old BALTIMORE Colts I do wish this kid SOME luck, as in good health, but that’s about it.

    The curse placed on them in 1983 has yet to be lifted – 1 title in 34 years is nothin’ to brag about.

  18. kesher10 says:
    June 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm
    I understand the skepticism around Luck but some of you are just terrible at puns/jokes. Playing with himself? XBox games? Placekicker?

    Pathetic attempts.

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    Best comment yet.

  19. I hope so for the Colts fans.
    I don’t believe it, however.
    Even if he plays week one, how can his are possibly be anywhere strong enough for a season

  20. Patriots fans clearly terrified that there ever might be a decent team in the AFC. If NE played in NFC, they would have been to half as many super bowls over the years

  21. aj66shanghai says:
    June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am
    Patriots fans clearly terrified that there ever might be a decent team in the AFC. If NE played in NFC, they would have been to half as many super bowls over the years
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    Not a Pats fan but I am pretty sure they had to beat the best NFC team in every one of their SB wins. Sooo…..

    Now back to the article, What will happen to Luck’s shoulder the first time a DL lands his full weight on it? That, is the the million dollar question.

  22. Technically, according to the NFLPA, holding the clipboard on the sidelines is ‘playing’ – so yes he will be playing. Don’t forget to mail his game checks and while you’re at it – make him the highest paid player in the league.

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