Andrew Luck injury update: after missing the entire 2017 season after shoulder surgery, the Indianapolis Colts' star quarterback is "good to go."
After the 2016 season, Luck underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder. At first, he was expected to miss a few games, at most.
Instead, recovery was a much longer process. It took a significant amount of time for him to even be able to throw a football again.
General manager Chris Ballard went on the radio today with exciting news about the Andrew Luck injury recovery.
The three-time Pro Bowler is reportedly "throwing the ball pretty well," and is set to be healthy to start the year.
Ballard also confirmed that Luck will play in preseason for the Colts. It is unclear if he will suit up in the opener.
Luck missed one game in 2016, and over half the year in 2015. In 2016, he led the Colts to an 8-7 record, throwing for 4,240 yards, completing a career-high 63.5-percent of his passes, 31 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
Luck had his best season in 2014, his third in the NFL. That year, he threw for 4,761 yards, a league-high 41 touchdowns, and 16 picks.
Without Luck, the Colts went 4-12 on the season. Scott Tolzien started the year, but was not effective, prompting a trade for New England Patriots' third-stringer Jacoby Brissett.
Brissett was actually pretty impressive relative to expectations, but the Colts were poor overall. The team will definitely be thrilled to have Luck back.