What Happens if Andrew Luck isn’t Healthy?

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Luck was not healthy last season, missing the entire year with a shoulder injury. What happens if that happens again this season?

Andrew Luck is the most important player on the Colts roster. He is the catalyst for the offense, and the whole franchise. The Colts can’t compete without him. Colts fans saw what happened when Luck didn’t play at all this season. The results weren’t pretty.

Chris Ballard has said Luck won’t need a second surgery. But that doesn’t mean that he is going to be completely healthy. How does that affect a possible coaching hire? No one would take the head coaching job if Luck isn’t healthy. He is the most enticing reason to coach in Indianapolis.

If he is not healthy, the Colts could be in for a long season yet again. The Colts would then have to start Jacoby Brissett yet again, and they would be forcing a very tough decision. If Luck isn’t healthy, Indy might be forced to take a look at taking a franchise quarterback with the number three pick in this year’s draft.

If they don’t do that with the pick, then they might have to next season. Luck’s health is the single most important thing to this franchise. It’s even more important than finding a new head coach. They need to do whatever they can possibly think of to get him healthy.

Colts fans have to be frustrated with the lack of updates on Luck’s condition. The franchise hasn’t been forth coming with specifics on his progress in his rehab. He was reportedly supposed to be starting to throw in Los Angeles soon, but that hasn’t been the case yet.

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Colts fans can only hope that the organization knows what it’s doing when it comes to Luck’s health. If he isn’t fully healthy, the Colts are going to be mired in mediocrity.