Chuck Pagano: Still No Timeline for Andrew Luck’s Return

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 18: Andrew Luck
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 18: Andrew Luck /
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It has been approximately seven months since Andrew Luck underwent shoulder surgery, and there is still no timetable for his return.

The entire Colts’ organization seems unable to determine when Andrew Luck is set to get back on the field as he recovers from offseason surgery that was supposed to repair his lingering shoulder injuries.

The original prognosis was that his recovery would take about three months. After that time, he would be able to begin throwing again, be back on the practice field by mid-July, and there was no fear that he would be unavailable for Week 1 of the regular season.

Much has changed since then, but the message from the Colts’ front office has remained the same since March: “There’s no timeline” for Luck to return to football activities.

Head coach Chuck Pagano continued that theme when speaking to the media after practice on Tuesday.

"“We are where we are with that,” said Pagano. “There’s no timeline. When they say he’s healthy and ready to go, we’ll get him out there. He’s played a lot of football.”"

Scott Tolzien has reportedly been inconsistent in training camp thus far, and the Colts can’t be pleased with their current situation at backup quarterback.

Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III are among the remaining free agent quarterbacks as we’re about a month away from the beginning of the regular season.

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Christian Ponder and Zach Mettenberger are a couple of other intriguing options, but they might not be much of an upgrade over Tolzien, who already knows the Colts’ offense.

We can expect more of the same comments from the Colts’ coaching staff and front office as they will continue to have to answer the Andrew Luck questions everyday.