BREAKING: Andrew Luck Placed on Injured Reserve Ending his Season

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

The 11-month roller coaster that has been Andrew Luck’s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery screeches to a halt for the 2017 season as he has been placed on injured reserve.

Andrew Luck’s injured reserve designation doesn’t come as a complete surprise after the Colts worked out four quarterbacks earlier this week.

Luck had returned for two weeks of practice in the middle of October, but he was shut down from practicing after he suffered a setback. He developed soreness in his surgically-repaired shoulder that required a cortisone shot to help ease the pain.

Luck began seeking more opinions from doctors on his throwing shoulder after the setback as it seems like the worst-case scenario was beginning to rear its ugly head.

The Colts may have been rushing Luck back in his recovery after they had won a couple games with Jacoby Brissett as the starter, and the lackluster performance from the rest of the division gave them a slight chance of making the postseason.

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With the Colts’ record now sitting at 2-6 there is no reason for Luck to play at all this year, or even practice for that matter. The organization can now turn its full attention to finding out what’s wrong with their franchise quarterback’s shoulder, and work on getting him healthy for a possible return for the beginning of the 2018 season.

Luckily, the Colts completed a fantastic trade in acquiring Jacoby Brissett from the Patriots at the end of training camp, and he is more than capable of holding down the fort while Luck continues to recover.