Andrew Luck has taken the next step in his recovery process as he’s been caught on video throwing real-life footballs in practice.
Andrew Luck updates have become the bane of every Colts’ fan’s existence.
Most of the updates regarding Luck’s progress in rehab haven’t been very informational.
The Colts’ front office and coaching staff have been obnoxiously positive each time their asked about the situation, which doesn’t allow any observer to determine their true feelings on the recovery of their franchise quarterback.
The Colts’ Twitter account finally gave us some concrete evidence that Andrew Luck is making progress by sharing a video of him throwing a real football.
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The internet has been full of jokes about head coach Frank Reich’s comment that Luck had been “real close” to throwing live footballs as people around the league have been waiting for that to happen for months.
However, Reich looks to be spot on as the video of Luck throwing came just four days after those comments were made.
According to ESPN’s Mike Wells, the ball Luck was throwing at practice looked to be a college-sized ball. However, he did note that this was a significant moment because Luck hadn’t thrown a single pass in front of the media since October of 2017.
It’s also worth noting that the last time the media saw Luck throwing footballs he suffered another setback.
It looks like the Colts have been much more cautious in bringing Luck back to football activities the second time around.
The team will continue to take cues from Luck on how his body feels and when he is comfortable to take the next step in the recovery process, and remain steadfast in their approach.
Colts fans have waited a long time for this day.
There is still a long way to go before Luck is ready to suit up for Week 1 of the 2018 season, but this is the most encouraging sign of his recovery in nearly a year.