Andrew Luck Says He’ll Definitely Play this Season

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 01: Andrew Luck
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 01: Andrew Luck /
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Andrew Luck returned to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday, and he confirmed himself that he will return this season.

The last couple of weeks have provided more positive news regarding Andrew Luck‘s status for this season as he continues to take steps toward a 2017 return.

He’s been out since January after shoulder surgery, and Luck provided some more specifics on the procedure saying that it was a “posterior labrum repair” according to Ian Rapoport. That clarification helps explain why his recovery took longer than the public originally anticipated.

Rapoport also reported that Luck will take tomorrow off from practice to rest, and will practice again in a limited fashion on Friday.

The Colts are still proceeding with extreme caution in avoiding rushing their franchise quarterback back to the field from major shoulder surgery. This week’s game against the 49ers will go a long way in determining whether the team will be in playoff contention, but the future of the franchise is much more important than the remainder of this season.

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Jacoby Brissett has performed better than most expected during Luck‘s absence, and he’ll continue to be the starter for at least the next two weeks while Luck rebuilds the strength in his throwing shoulder.

The preseason was full of injuries to some of the most important players on the Colts’ roster, but now they’re starting to get back to action as Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis returned last week and center Ryan Kelly is expected to make his season debut this week against San Francisco.

The Colts are sticking to the plan in bringing Luck back carefully from this injury, and his return to practice is a major milestone in his return.

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