Luck to begin throwing upon return to Indy


Colts owner Jim Irsay gave a brief update about quarterback Andrew Luck from the league meetings last week and said that there is "nothing ominous" in Luck's right shoulder while adding that there's no surgery planned at the moment.

Luck's treatment and rehab of his surgically shoulder apparently is going well, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that Luck may be facing a surgical procedure if the pain returns to his shoulder.

Moretensen reports that Luck is optimistic he can avoid another surgery based on a successful rehab trip to Europe.

Overall, this rehab stint in Europe has been encouraging for Luck's recovery, but there are still many steps left to accomplish before he's fully recovered.

If the pain returns during the throwing stage, an urgent discussion will occur for Luck to undergo a corrective surgery that involves relocating the biceps tendon that is attached to the repaired labrum, sources said.

Mortensen reports that it will be Andrew Luck's decision if he needs additional surgery, which would make the 2018 offseason feel a lot like 2017 with major question marks hanging over the quarterback position.

The Colts and Luck have been aware of the possible corrective surgery when he sought multiple opinions after his setback that ultimately resulted in the team placing him on injured reserve November 2. The specific pain Luck previously experienced was attributed to biceps tendinitis, sources said. If all goes well and he suffers no setbacks, the Colts quarterback could be on track to return for the offseason program.

Luck was coming off perhaps his best overall performance in his six-year National Football League career after playing in just seven games in 2015 due to a variety of injuries that included an abdominal muscle tear.