Andrew Luck Has “Turned the Corner” Says Colts Owner Jim Irsay

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

The Colts’ front office continues to be optimistic about Andrew Luck’s recovery as owner Jim Irsay says he has “turned the corner” in his rehab.

This offseason has been full of comments from the Colts’ coaching staff and front office about how well Andrew Luck is doing in recovery and their confidence that he will be ready to go for Week 1 of the 2018 season.

Colts owner Jim Irsay continued that tone when he spoke to reporters at the NFL’s owners meetings in Orlando on Wednesday.

"“All indicators are (the) healing is going really well and we feel really optimistic that he’s turned the corner and has a full decade ahead of him of excellence,’’ said Irsay. “That’s a long period of time.’’"

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During Chris Ballard’s press conference at the NFL Combine he said he had “no doubt” that Luck is going to be ready. Frank Reich also said that he’s “anticipating that he’s going to be ready to go” and that he’s “thinking optimistically” when he was asked about Andrew Luck at the Combine.

I’ve been skeptical of these comments all offseason as these are similar words to what we heard all offseason in 2017, and we all know how that ended.

Luck will have a chance to give us some visual evidence that he’s making progress as he’s expected to take part in offseason workouts when they begin in a couple of weeks. Seeing Luck actually make some throws will make me much more confident in his recovery than any more comments from Irsay, Ballard, or Reich.

While we’re still in the wait and see mode, we’re getting closer to seeing what Luck can do as the beginning of the Colts’ offseason program is right around the corner.