Andrew Luck to Start Throwing, Could Need Surgery


Andrew Luck is scheduled to return from his trip to Europe for rehab next week. He will begin throwing again soon, which will determine whether he needs additional surgery.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has been all over this Andrew Luck story during his long road to recovery from shoulder surgery last offseason, and he’s providing the latest update on the Colts’ franchise quarterback’s status.

Moretensen reports that Luck is optimistic he can avoid another surgery based on a successful rehab trip to Europe. The next step in his recovery process is to begin throwing again


This is where it all went wrong during his rehab stint the first time around during the middle of this season. He was working his way back during practice when he started to begin feeling pain due to biceps tendinitis, which caused him to shut it down for the year.

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If Andrew Luck experiences the same sort of pain when he begins throwing again, he may be forced to go under the knife again. According to Mortensen, this additional surgery would involve a relocation of the biceps tendon that is attached to his surgically repaired labrum.

The usual recovery time for that sort of surgery “ranges from three to six months” according to this report, which would still have him back on the field for the beginning of the 2018 season.

Overall, this rehab stint in Europe has been encouraging for Luck’s recovery, but there are still many steps left to accomplish before he’s fully recovered.

Mortensen reports that it will be Andrew Luck’s decision if he needs additional surgery, which would make the 2018 offseason feel a lot like 2017 with major question marks hanging over the quarterback position.

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The Colts are heavily invested in their three-time Pro Bowl quarterback, and they need him to make some progress this offseason if they have any hope of rebounding in 2018.