The news that came out yesterday was huge; Andrew Luck was throwing a football again. He then talked to the media afterwards and gave Colts fans a lot of information to stow away.
The Colts have been waiting on their franchise quarterback to come back from injury for awhile. Yesterday’s progress shows that the process being followed is the right one for Luck. He told members of the media several things afterwards that were quite interesting.
- He was only throwing a college sized football during the session everyone saw. Luck said it’s less stress on his shoulder right now as he continues to build strength in that area.
- Luck says he has thrown an NFL football though. He said he did so for the first time about two weeks ago in a private workout.
- Expect this process to continue for awhile. Luck said he is going to continue throwing a smaller ball for the foreseeable future.
- Also expect Luck to be on a pitch count. He said he is only going to be throwing about 25 balls during the week. But he did say on Sundays he would be throwing as much as he felt he needed to.
All of this information is key when you think about his progress moving forward. It sounds like Luck will continue this practice regiment for awhile. He doesn’t want to overwork the shoulder and have a setback.
Maybe the most glaring thing Luck said yesterday was that he wasn’t feeling any pain. He was only feeling soreness. Last year he felt pain in the shoulder instead of just soreness. This is great news for Colts fans worried that he might have a setback.
Owner Jim Irsay continues to say that Luck will have no restrictions during training camp. Before yesterdays progress, it was hard to see that. Now, Colts fans can breathe a sigh of relief and see that what Irsay says might be true after all.