Jim Irsay Gives Positive Update on Andrew Luck in Europe

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

It’s been all quiet on the Andrew Luck front lately. But head coach Chuck Pagano gave an update on his franchise quarterback status earlier this week, and owner Jim Irsay sounds like he’s encouraged about Luck’s recovery.

The NFL owners met near Dallas last week for the annual owners’ winter meetings, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport caught up with Jim Irsay to discuss the status of Andrew Luck. Colts fans should take these comments with a grain of salt, but he sounded very positive.

"“He’s doing great,” Irsay told Rapoport. “He’s doing well. [We’re] disappointed obviously it’s taken as long as it’s taken. You know, medicine and the way it goes. But there hasn’t been any unusual setback. We didn’t find out anything ominous, something we didn’t know about or anything like that. It’s just taken time for him to go through his whole aspect of rehabbing and progressing and working through the soreness.”"

These comments are much different than when he supposedly told Tony Dungy that Luck’s struggles in recovery from offseason shoulder surgery was mostly in his head. Outside of the Colts’ organization, who has been in contact with Andrew Luck throughout his trip to Europe, no one really knows exactly what he’s doing overseas.

However, Irsay did tell Rapaport that there currently aren’t any plans for Luck to go under the knife again.

"“He’s still in Europe but he’s coming home very shortly. No additional surgery at this point planned.”"

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For now, this is a slightly encouraging sign that Andrew Luck is finally making some progress in rehabbing his shoulder.