Andrew Luck admits to long-rumored snowboarding injury

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The rumors weren’t going away, so Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had to address them.

Yes, he at one point suffered a shoulder injury (specifically an AC sprain) while snowboarding. But Luck insists that the snowboarding injury had nothing to do with the labrum tear that wiped out his 2017 season.

Luck also said that the snowboarding injury happened after the 2015 season. As the rumor has gone, it happened just after the 2016 season, and specifically precipitated the out-of-the-blue surgery announced by Colts owner Jim Irsay in the mid-January of 2017.

I don’t snowboard anymore,” Luck told NFL.com. “And this was after the initial injury. I went back, rehabbed it with the Colts. I’ve had a bunch of AC sprains, both left and right shoulder, and resolved that issue. But the labrum has been my issue, was my issue, what I worked through, what I got surgery on.”

So the labrum was torn, according to Luck, before he suffered the snowboarding injury. He says the snowboarding injury ultimately didn’t impact the previously torn labrum.

“I’ve seen more doctors than I can count on two hands over the past two or three years, and the consensus — unanimous — is that the AC is not an issue, nor did it have an effect,” Luck said. “The labrum is an issue.”

That’s fine. But if that’s the case, why has the snowboarding injury been hidden for so long? And, again, the rumored snowboarding injury happened, per the rumors, a year later than Luck claims, making it the perceived or actual trigger for the surgery that was hardly a success.

Regardless of how Luck got here, it doesn’t matter. He’s apparently healthy now. The far bigger question is whether he’ll stay that way.

21 responses to “Andrew Luck admits to long-rumored snowboarding injury

  1. Hidden? Reporting on injuries borders on a HIPPA violation. Already been some settled lawsuits where reporters have been leaked medical information. The dude with the Giants who blew his paw off for example.

  2. The snowboarding injury is between him and his employer, and is his private business. Being a public figure doesn’t make your every boo boo public forum. Sounds like a non-issue. He would’ve had the surgery either way. My wife has a labrum year in her hip that the doctor says won’t get worse on its own, but won’t get better without surgery. Similar thing.

  3. Heatherfest says:
    September 9, 2018 at 9:26 am
    And yet another ‘surprise’ detail emerges. Anyone still have questions as to why McDaniels walked away from this scene?

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    Yeah, if I knew or even sensed a perspective employer was keeping things from me I would walk away too. And then if my current employer was actively making overtures to retain me I’m looking at that pretty hard. His decision makes perfect sense to any career minded professional.

  4. Rumors about an injury that happened in public view is not a HIPAA violation.

    Luck discussing it is not a HIPAA violation

    Stealing information from private medical records and publishing it is a HIPAA violation

  5. The main point is, this just adds to the fact that Colts lied on most of two seasons of Luck’s injury reports after Luck admitted in April 2017 that he’d actually been constantly struggling with and habbing his shoulder since first injuring it v Titans in Sept 2015 – and Fraudger looked the other way for his lying buddies.

  6. Too much fun can be harmful. One of Seattle’s 2017 draft picks, a D lineman, had an accident riding a dune buggy and his injury was so bad that he never even practiced. He has since been cut and may never play a down in the NFL.

  7. Heatherfest says:
    September 9, 2018 at 9:26 am
    And yet another ‘surprise’ detail emerges. Anyone still have questions as to why McDaniels walked away from this scene?

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    You only get 2 chances as a HC in this league. He’s down to one, so he had better make sure the situation is perfect before moving on. If he felt the Colts were obscuring information about Luck’s condition, then he was wise to walk away.

    As for this hurting him as a candidate for future employment? I doubt it. Another ring and all will be forgotten. Plus if a team has cold feet about hiring him, he could simply explain why he bailed on the Colts and tell about them hiding information about Luck’s condition. With them having first hand knowledge of the Colts org and how it’s run, I doubt any of the other NFL owners wouldn’t believe him.

  8. How is that “suck for Luck” thing working out for you,Indy? No surprise that he lied about the injury. This is the same team that put “Deflategate” into motion. Karma?

  9. Yeah I’m sure that’s why he walked away THE DAY AFTER they announced his hiring. And after he had already lured other coaches to the team to work for him & left them hanging. It was a trashy move, he would’ve fit in great with trashy Irsay.

  10. Feed the bird says:
    September 9, 2018 at 9:33 am
    Heatherfest says:
    September 9, 2018 at 9:26 am
    And yet another ‘surprise’ detail emerges. Anyone still have questions as to why McDaniels walked away from this scene?

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    Yeah, if I knew or even sensed a perspective employer was keeping things from me I would walk away too. And then if my current employer was actively making overtures to retain me I’m looking at that pretty hard. His decision makes perfect sense to any career minded professional.

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    Makes sense to any people that don’t have any morals or integrity, that won’t honor a handshake deal! Of course, he has been tutored in the ‘patriots way’!

  11. “ut if that’s the case, why has the snowboarding injury been hidden for so long? ”

    The Colts hide everything about Luck. The broken ribs and kidney laceration that were never reported for instance, and somehow doing so had enough “integrity” that the Colts were never penalized for doing so.

  12. nhpats says:
    September 9, 2018 at 10:18 am
    Luck hasn’t been right since the NFL started making him throw footballs inflated to regulated standards
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    And yet it was the Patsies* who got fined and lost draft picks…. Again.
    Interesting.

  13. I seem to recall Jay Williams, former point guard and #1 draft pick of the Bulls getting into a motorcycle accident which could have voided his entire contract. Don’t these nfl players have similar stipulations added to their contracts also?

  14. In response to the rumors Luck stated “Me Lerve Fertberl. It me fervite spert” The Bengals defensive line is scary good and Luck will be out of the game by the 4th quarter.

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