Andrew Luck Reportedly Unlikely to Return this Month

Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) /

The Andrew Luck roller coaster ride continues as the latest report regarding his recovery from shoulder surgery says he won’t return to game action until November.

Andrew Luck returned to practice for the first time in 2017 on Wednesday. He finished the week by taking Thursday off and getting in another limited practice session on Friday.

The latest speculation about his return to the game field was an October 22nd return for a Week 7 game against the Jaguars.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora is now reporting that it is “highly doubtful” that the Colts’ franchise quarterback returns to a game this month.

This coincides with speculation we heard a little over a week ago from Dr. David Chao that Luck would need weeks of reps simply throwing the football before he could think about playing in a game for the first time this season.

As Colts fans have begun to get sick of hearing, La Canfora reports that there is “no true specific timetable” for Andrew Luck to lead the team out of the tunnel this season.

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The success of young Jacoby Brissett has eased some concerns, and prevented this season from becoming the dumpster fire that it would’ve been with Scott Tolzien under center. However, the Colts’ playoff chances are incredibly thin if Luck is still unable to return until a November 5th game against the Texans at the earliest.

The Colts play the 49ers, Titans, Jaguars and Bengals to finish out their October schedule. Those are all winnable games with Jacoby Brissett, which could keep them hanging around in the playoff hunt when Andrew Luck comes back.