It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news regarding the status of Andrew Luck. Chuck Pagano was only able to give a pretty vague update on his franchise quarterback during Monday’s press conference.
There was seemingly some sort of news every day since Andrew Luck underwent shoulder surgery 11 months ago. However, we haven’t heard much about what the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback has been up to ever since he was placed on injured reserve ending his 2017 season.
The last report that came out regarding Andrew Luck’s recovery explained that he travelled to Europe in search of alternative options in repairing his shoulder.
Going out of the country for treatment is fairly common among American athletes. Many of our nation’s most prominent athletes have gone overseas including Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant.
Chuck Pagano told the media that Luck is currently still in Europe following Monday’s practice, and that he’s receiving some “great treatment”.
"“He’s doing fine, communicating via email and text, making progress,” said Pagano. “I think everybody knows he’s in Europe somewhere getting some great treatment. He’s communicating with our docs and our trainers. They’re all communicating together.”"
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Pagano was also forced to answer questions about his job security after the Colts fell to 3-10 this past weekend.
Luck has missed 26 of the Colts’ past 45 games with various injuries over the past three seasons. He has taken a beating during a subpar offensive line during his entire career, and the offensive scheme may have caused him to hold onto the ball too long and take too many hits.
The failure to protect Andrew Luck is one of the reasons Ryan Grigson was fired as general manager, and Chris Ballard would be wise to make that his number one priority this offseason.
While we wait for Andrew Luck to return to the United States after his European recovery trip, Colts fans can only hope that doctors are doing everything they can to get him ready for the 2018 season.