Andrew Luck undergoes shoulder surgery for injury from 2015
The Indianapolis Colts have been quiet the past few weeks, but team owner broke that silence to announce that Andrew Luck had surgery on his shoulder from an injury he suffered in 2015.
Andrew Luck is a prime candidate for Comeback Player of the Year. He missed nine games in 2015, two of which were due to a shoulder injury suffered in Week 3 against the Titans. Luck was listed on the injury report for most of the 2016 season for his shoulder and regularly took off reps in practice.
Today, Colts owner Jim Irsay said that Luck underwent successful surgery to fix those lingering issues in his throwing shoulder.
It was reported over last summer that Luck had suffered a subluxation of his right shoulder, which is basically a mild dislocation. This led to issues with Luck’s labrum, which is difficult to heal from and likely it was determined that he needed a surgery to correct this issue.
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Luck didn’t miss any time in 2016 due to his shoulder (only missed one game with a concussion).
2016 can be debated as Luck’s best year in the NFL. He completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 4,240 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Unfortunately Luck tied his rookie season with 41 sacks taken and protection issues remain a prime concern after five seasons. Luck spent most of the year under duress and rarely had a clean pocket with which to operate.
The Colts have to do a better job protecting their biggest investment. We still don’t have confirmation that GM Ryan Grigson will be back next year, but it is clear that he’s failed in his most important job which is to keep Luck upright and healthy.
The Colts will only go as far as Luck can carry them right now and they can’t afford for him to miss even a single game in the future. Keeping him healthy is paramount to the team’s success. But if he can have this kind of season with a bum shoulder, then 2017 really might be something special.