BREAKING: Andrew Luck Suffers Setback in Recovery

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

It looked the needle was pointing up on Andrew Luck making a full recovery from offseason shoulder surgery and returning to the field at some point this season, but general manager Chris Ballard announced that Luck will not practice this week after suffering a setback.

Andrew Luck had finished up his second week of practice heading into last week’s game against the Titans as he progressed toward getting back on the field some time in the second half of this season.

Luck had taken a day off for rest in each of his first two weeks, which is normal for someone trying to shake the rust off after being sidelined for 10 months.

However, Luck’s recovery has been littered with setbacks ever since he underwent surgery in January, and GM Chris Ballard announced that his franchise quarterback has received a cortisone shot and won’t practice at all this week.

Many Colts fans had been apprehensive, including writers on this site, about Luck coming back at all this season. It seemed like a risk that wasn’t worth taking considering Luck’s checkered injury history over the past two to three seasons.

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The logical answer would’ve been to keep him out for the entire season, gain a high draft pick, and give him another offseason to build up strength in his surgically repaired shoulder for a return in 2018.

This scenario made even more sense when Jacoby Brissett began to show some promise as he proves that he’s more than a capable backup.

The Colts may have done some serious damage to the franchise’s most prized asset in rushing Andrew Luck back from a serious injury.