The regular season is still three months away, but the Colts have to be somewhat concerned that Andrew Luck hasn’t thrown an NFL football yet.
I’m sure every Colts fan is sick of reading about the status of Andrew Luck‘s surgically-repaired right shoulder, and I know I’m growing tired of writing about it.
However, it is easily the biggest story of the offseason in Indianapolis, and it’s one of the most important situations to monitor in the entire league.
The latest update is that Luck has not yet thrown an NFL football, and that has continued through OTA’s.
While that would worry some fans just with just 100 days to go before the regular season kicks off, the Colts’ organization has remained consistent in remaining calm throughout this situation.
Head coach Frank Reich continued that theme during OTA’s saying he’s “not worried at all” about Luck’s seemingly slow rehab process:
"“I’m completely comfortable with him throwing when he’s ready, when the doctors say he’s ready,” Reich elaborated, “I’ve been around long enough time, he’s been around the league a little bit, he’s totally engaged in every aspect of what we’re doing mentally, the physical part for a guy like him, now you gotta work at it, but I’m not worried about that. I’m comfortable with the process in place.”"
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We have no way of knowing Frank Reich’s, or anyone in the front office’s, true thoughts on the Andrew Luck situation.
It’s clear that they have come together to convey the same message of positivity all offseason long as they haven’t said one negative comment about Luck’s recovery.
They know that patience is key in this process, but their patience has to be running low as Luck hasn’t thrown an NFL football without setbacks since the end of the 2016 season.
Reich reportedly expects Luck to ramp up his throwing activity by the end of veteran minicamp in June, which will hopefully give him enough time to shake off the rust before the beginning of the regular season.
There are still obviously some major question marks surrounding this situation, and I don’t know if we’ll be getting answers anytime soon.