What Colts Fans Should Expect From Andrew Luck in OTA’s
Andrew Luck will be back in action in April for OTA’s, but how excited should fans be about his workload?
Luck will finally be back on the field in some capacity in April. He has taken a back seat in Colts news this offseason. He has tried to lay low. But now he will be squarely in the spotlight once the team starts their activities.
It has been a long, winding road to recovery from injury for Luck. After the team expected him to be ready for last season and didn’t play at all, Chris Ballard and Jim Irsay made sure to take times to not skip steps in his rehab. They don’t want a repeat of that next season.
Luck will be on the field in April, but don’t expect him to be slinging it around all over the field. Luck has still not thrown an NFL football since his surgery. He hasn’t been able to progress quite that far yet. But he will continue to strengthen his shoulder and work towards that ultimate goal.
Right now, it looks like the biggest thing he will throw will be a tennis ball or a nerf ball. Luck has stressed the fact that he does not want to rush back and skip any steps in the process because that will just result in a set back.
Colts fans should not expect too much in this first offseason program. The best thing fans can hope for is that Luck progresses to light throwing of a football during OTA’s. Fans should be more concerned about him taking it slow and making sure he doesn’t skip steps.
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OTA’s are a sign of football on the horizon. It gives fans something to look forward to. It gives teams that too. Luck is certainly looking forward to it as well, and you can bet he’ll be the hardest worker out there.