Frank Reich: Andrew Luck has Begun Throwing Footballs


Frank Reich said that Andrew Luck has started to throw footballs in his latest stage of rehab according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.

The NFL owners’ meetings have already provided a little bit of news regarding Andrew Luck as Colts owner Jim Irsay said he had “turned the corner” in his recovery from shoulder surgery. Some fans may have thought he was blowing hot air, as he’s known to do, but Frank Reich confirmed Irsay’s comments by saying that Luck has begun throwing footballs for the first time since the middle of last season.

The last time Luck was throwing live footballs he was attempting to make a return for the 2017 season. He experienced pain in that surgically-repaired shoulder, and he didn’t have nearly the same zip on the ball.

The Colts were eventually forced to shut down Luck for the rest of the year as he continued his winding road of rehab.

As far as we know, Luck hasn’t faced any sort of setbacks this offseason as he’s made progress each and every week. Last time we checked in on him, he was throwing weighted balls with quarterback guru Tom House in California.

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Throwing actual footballs is a major step forward in Luck’s recovery, but he still has a long way to go before he’s ready to strap on the pads for game action.

Luck is expected to participate in the Colts’ offseason program, which begins in just a couple of weeks. That will serve as another checkpoint in his recovery as he continues to work his way back on the field.