The Colts are relying on team doctors to determine how much of a workload Luck (shoulder) will carry this offseason. "We are not going to be rushing him," owner Jim Irsay said. "We are going to make sure, obviously, that the shoulder has to be ready and the doctors are going to give full approval before he starts putting real reps on it and that sort of thing. This is going to be a huge benefit in the long run. We really feel that he's going to be completely healed for the season and he's going to have a great season...If we need an extra arm in camp, as we start doing our work, we will be prepared for that." Irsay also stated how Luck, who underwent shoulder surgery in January, recently received a positive checkup from his doctor and is continuing to heal well. Regardless, whenever he's cleared to resume throwing again, the Colts seem to remain committed to the notion of limiting Luck's practice reps in order to make certain their franchise quarterback's throwing arm is in top shape entering the 2017 campaign, which is likely a wise move considering the health of his shoulder was consistently an issue last season and the reason he appeared on the injury report ahead of every single game. In the event Luck remains under heavy limitations when training camp opens up in July, look for Irsay and Co. to add an "extra arm" to make sure summer practices go smoothly.
Luck (shoulder) is anticipated to be ready for the preseason, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Luck is recovering from a January surgery on his throwing shoulder, which is expected to keep him out of commission for three months following that operation. Overall, the quarterback is projected to need six months for a full recovery, which puts him in line to return some time during training camp. While that will obviously prevent him from taking part in offseason activities, if Luck can reenter the fold during the preseason, fantasy owners should feel good about his status going into the 2017 campaign.
Luck's surgery to address a lingering right shoulder issue is in line to prevent the QB from throwing for three months, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. The NFL.com report adds that a full recovery entails a period of approximately six months, a scenario that would enable Luck to be at full strength at or around the opening of training camp this coming July. Such an outcome precludes any setbacks, but a continuing theme with regard to Luck's status is that the QB is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign. Though a regular on the Colts' injury report this past season, Luck started all but one of the team's games in 2016, en route to recording 4,240 passing yards and a 31:13 TD:INT ratio. With a complete recovery assumed, Luck should remain a quality fantasy option in 2017, though back-to-back 8-8 results in which the Colts did not qualify for the playoffs figure to lead to some re-tooling of the QB's supporting cast this offseason.
The right shoulder procedure that Luck recently underwent was described by Colts owner Jim Irsay as "successful outpatient surgery," the Indianapolis Star reports. While the specifics of the procedure and a precise timetable for the QB's recovery have not yet been offered, Irsay noted that Luck, whose shoulder issue had lingered since Week 3 of the 2015 campaign, will be ready for the start of the 2017 season. With that in mind, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that the motivation for Luck going ahead with the surgery is for the QB -- who was an injury report regular in 2016 -- "to not have to be limited in practice anymore."
Luck underwent offseason surgery to repair a right shoulder injury, Colts owner Jim Irsay reports. Luck has apparently been dealing with a lingering shoulder injury since 2015, but that didn't stop him from throwing for 4,240 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2016. Although Irsay didn't get into the specifics of the procedure, he did note that Luck will be ready to begin his sixth NFL season in 2017.
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