Luck (shoulder) has returned from spending six weeks in the Netherlands working with a trainer but said he did not receive any injections or special treatment, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports. "I plan on being ready for everything, everything official, offseason, NFL schedule," Luck said. "I plan on being ready." Luck said he was doing "rehab, strength training, soft tissue work" with a trainer in Europe and left the U.S. to focus on his rehab. He'll start throwing again next month, but he and the team have not ruled out surgery if he's still experiencing pain. Luck, who had shoulder surgery in January, hasn't thrown since being shut down in late October. He has had similar optimism over the past year, so we may not know his 2018 status until he begins throwing and participating in offseason workouts.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he expects Luck (shoulder) to report to the team's facility this week, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Since having his throwing program shut down in late October before ending up on injured reserve, Luck has spent the last several weeks in Europe to receive treatment for his surgically repaired right shoulder. Though it was initially believed that Luck wouldn't require a follow-up procedure on his labrum, the team plans to see how the quarterback looks during a throwing and rehab regimen in early January before it's decided if another surgery is necessary, according to Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com. Another update on the status of Luck's health should come within the next few weeks, which would bring more clarity for his 2018 outlook.
When Luck (shoulder) returns from his treatments in Europe next week, he'll resume a throwing regimen that will ultimately determine whether he needs corrective surgery to his biceps tendon, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. Such a procedure would likely require a 3-to-6 month recovery timetable. A decision on further surgery could be made by mid-January. This report contradicts recent statements from Colts owner Jim Irsay, who said last week that Luck won't require an additional procedure during the offseason. Luck hasn't practiced with full contact since undergoing surgery last January to address a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. It sounds like Luck's status for the 2018 season will continue to be uncertain throughout the offseason.
Colts owner Jim Irsay said Luck (shoulder) won't require an additional procedure during the offseason and will return to the field in 2018, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. "He's doing great," Irsay said, in reference to Luck's response to rehab and treatment. "He's doing well. [We're] disappointed obviously it's taken as long as it's taken. You know, medicine and the way it goes. But there hasn't been any unusual setback. We didn't find out anything ominous, something we didn't know about or anything like that. It's just taken time for him to go through his whole aspect of rehabbing and progressing and working through the soreness." The Colts were hopeful that the surgery Luck required to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder last January wouldn't impact his availability for the start of the regular season, but the franchise signal caller never ended up taking the field in 2017 after experiencing recurring soreness and swelling that resulted in ongoing setbacks for his recovery. Since being shut down for good in early November, Luck has headed overseas to Europe to receive further treatment on the shoulder, which has reportedly been beneficial. Jacoby Brissett will finish out the final three games as the Colts' starter before heading the reins of the offense back over to Luck, health permitting.
Luck traveled to Europe to receive additional treatment on his surgically repaired right shoulder, Mike Wells and Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. With Luck failing to progress as expected following the January procedure to address a torn labrum he initially sustained in 2015, the Colts finally elected to shut the franchise quarterback down for good earlier this month by moving him to season-ending injured reserve. Luck intends to rest the shoulder for a few months in order to let the recurring soreness he had experienced in recent workouts subside, but in the meantime, it appears he's being proactive in exploring additional ways to tend to the injury. The Colts are unlikely to issue a formal timetable for Luck's recovery any time soon, so it's too early to predict whether or not he'll be able to take part in offseason workouts next spring.
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