REPORT: Andrew Luck Could be Out “Several More Weeks”
The status of Andrew Luck’s 2017 season has become incredibly uncertain, and now reports say it’s possible he misses the first half of the year.
Andrew Luck‘s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery has been much more complicated than most anticipated, and it’s caused him to be sidelined for the beginning of the regular season.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that Luck is currently nearing the end of a lengthy rehab process meant to build up the strength in his arm, but he hasn’t yet begun the “intensive throwing” portion of his recovery.
La Canfora’s report does have a bit of good news in it as he expects Luck to return to the practice field “sooner rather than later” and “he can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel”, but La Canfora also expects Luck to need plenty of practice time for him to shake off the rust before he’s ready for any in-game action.
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The Colts’ move for Jacoby Brissett may have signaled that the team didn’t expect Luck to be available any time soon. Brissett provides a massive talent upgrade over Scott Tolzien, but he will need to learn the offense quickly if he plans to see any playing time.
If the Colts are knocked out of playoff contention early on this season in Luck’s absence, it may be wise to simply sideline him for the season and not rush to bring him back. The Colts could then acquire another high draft pick as they continue to try to build a better roster around Luck for the future.