Andrew Luck admits he is still not healthy five months after being hurt

It's been just over five months since Colts quarterback Andrew Luck suffered a lacerated kidney that caused him to miss the final seven games of the 2015 season. 

Back in November, after Luck suffered the kidney injury, the Colts announced that he'd only be out for 2-6 weeks. As it turns out though, the team was way off on their original diagnosis because it's now been 20 weeks since his injury, and Luck still hasn't fully healed. 

The Colts held their first day of offseason workouts on Monday and Luck was asked if his health is 100 percent. 

"No, I still l have some work to do certainly," Luck said, via Colts.com. "That being said, you're always working to get better. You're always working to feel better. You're always working to be in better shape, to be more physically fit, so that's still a process."

Luck then detailed what that process has involved. Besides the lacerated kidney, the Colts quarterback also dealt with rib, shoulder and abdominal injuries during the 2015 season. 

"It's been a process that we laid down in basically that first week after the season ended with our trainers and physical therapists coaches and myself," Luck said. "We said, 'Alright, here's the plan. Here's the plan basically until training camp starts and let's follow this plan.' It's been a great plan so far. I feel really, really good."

One thing that might be a cause for concern in Indy is that it sounds like Luck is still having some trouble throwing the ball without pain. The Colts quarterback was asked if he currently has any limitations when he throws.  

"I don't have to answer that question now because we're not on the field. I wish I had a crystal ball and had all the answers for you," Luck said, via ESPN.com.

Healthy or not, Luck's going to get a huge extension at some point this offseason. However, you have to think the Colts would feel a lot better about the new deal if Luck were actually 100 percent healthy.  

Of course, Luck could be completely healthy by the time he signs a potential new deal: Colts owner Jim Irsay hopes to have done by July 4, which gives Luck three more months to heal.

That also gives Luck some time to figure out how to play football like a quarterback and not like a linebacker. 

"He plays the position like a linebacker, with a linebacker's mentality," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said in early April. "He can't do that all the time. We love how he can extend plays, but he's got to be smart and know it's OK to slide. You don't have to take some of those hits."

Andrew Luck is still in some pain. (USATSI)
Andrew Luck is still in some pain. (USATSI)

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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