Andrew Luck says arm feels “stronger and stronger”

AP

Returning to the football field after missing the entire 2017 season with a right shoulder injury hasn’t been entirely hiccup-free for Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, but he’s pleased with how the first week-plus of training camp has unfolded.

Luck said he still has “a few head-scratching moments” in practice, but that he’s grown more comfortable with every passing day. A big part of that increased comfort level has to do with the fact that his arm is showing no signs of the trouble that shut him down last year.

“My arm continues to feel stronger and stronger,” Luck said, via the Indianapolis Star. “I’ll get tired and I’ll recover and I’ll bounce back, and I feel like I’m on a great plan. It’s been a lot of fun so far.”

Next week’s schedule includes a preseason game against the Seahawks and Luck is set to play in it. That will be his first game and his first time facing a defense trying to hit him since the end of the 2016 season, which is one of several hurdles still in front of the quarterback. Luck declared himself “excited for those hurdles” on Friday and that’s likely a common feeling in Indianapolis these days.

32 responses to “Andrew Luck says arm feels “stronger and stronger”

  1. Curb your enthusiasm! He’s moving in the right direction and has a good attitude. But “feeling stronger and stronger”, and “excited for those hurdles”, are not yet the words of a guy who is, as Colts falsely claimed in Jan, “good to go”, let alone be good enough to be starter, let alone able to maintain it for a whole game let alone a season – and let alone as good as before the injury.

  2. In case it isn’t crystal clear by now, us Colts fans aren’t going to let anyone forget that people said he’d never play again. *grin*

  3. The rehab step skipping rush last year to get back on the field asap only cost Luck the entire season. Not that a lot of players don’t do the same … But what happened is what they risk when they do that.

  4. vikings1234 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm
    waiting for nhputz to comment.

    ———-

    Here is a comment: Kirk Cousins can’t beat good teams. The Vikings made a huge error and could have kept Keemun for $10M less

  5. calm down colts fans. people were skeptical that he would come back to pro bowl level play. we all knew he would get back to the field.

    Now, will he get back to being a top 10 QB? time will tell.

  6. Ray Lewis will miraculously heal Andrew Luck’s shoulder with his wackadoo HOF speech.

  7. kamthechancellor says:
    August 3, 2018 at 5:22 pm
    Almost ready to start chucking those interceptions again.
    ==================================================================
    Hmm… Luck’s career INT% is 2.6%.
    He’s tied for 22nd with several other QB’s for lowest career QB INT%

    Who is he tied with? Joe Montana, Steve Young, Philip Rivers and a few others.

    His QB INT% is better than these guys…

    Peyton Manning
    Ben Roethlisberger
    Cam Newton
    Tony Romo
    Dan Marino
    Troy Aikman
    Carson Palmer

    And many many others.

  8. His QB INT% is better than these guys…
    Peyton Manning
    Ben Roethlisberger
    Cam Newton
    Tony Romo
    Dan Marino
    Troy Aikman
    Carson Palmer
    ______________________________________________
    How many playoff games has he won?

  9. Luck is going to be fine, but the team still needs work, if were better than 4-12 it’s all because of him, but getting another high draft pick would be ideal instead of being 7-9 or 8-8 … one more year of losing would be fine🚶

  10. We’ll see how he does, but this is not the weak sister division it was the last time he played. Easily the toughest division in the AFC, maybe in the entire league.
    He’s got 4 games against very good Texans and Jags defenses – and they’ll be coming for him. His O line better be ready.

  11. Good luck, Luck. Andrew has not had much of a supporting team. Offense and defense stinks. The current owner Irsay has not been much of a shining light, when he replaced his father.
    When Manning was QB, they had great all star members for a supporting cast.
    Never again after Dungy and Manning left.
    He needs help

  12. First hit that wing will snap…….karma for the SUCK for Luck. Hope Grigsons sending him checks as his football career is in the rear view mirror. Bbbbwwwwaaahh

  13. marcsasharc says:
    August 3, 2018 at 6:26 pm
    calm down colts fans. people were skeptical that he would come back to pro bowl level play. we all knew he would get back to the field.
    -———————————————————————————————-
    No, I believe it was, “he will never play again, they should have drafted a QB in the 1st round”.

  14. Andrew Luck is a good football player but was overrated thanks to the worst teams in division his career. Those days are long gone and he’s going to have to compete with 3 playoff caliber teams.

  15. Colts vs Texans – 2 losses
    Colts vs Jaguars – 2 losses
    Colts vs Titans – 2 losses

    Six losses without playing a nondivision game. Colts are doomed to finish last. Only question is which defence knocks Luck out for the year? Jags or Texans?

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