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Frank Reich Addresses If Andrew Luck Will Ever Play Again

Andrew Luck walks off the field following his retirement.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - AUGUST 24: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts walks off the field after the Indianapolis Colts preseason game against the Chicago Bears after it was reported that he would be retiring at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

Andrew Luck's surprising retirement just prior to the 2019 season shocked the NFL world. In the months since, there have been lingering questions about whether Luck would ever consider returning to the field.

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke about his relationship with Luck during an appearance on PFT Live this morning. Obviously, one of the topics that was broached was Luck's football future.

Reich seemed to downplay any possibility of his former quarterback rejoining the NFL. He still speaks with Luck as a friend but has never gotten the sense he's longing to play again.

“He’s a friend. I talk to him, we communicate. I sense none of that. We don’t talk about that. I think he’s retired,” Reich said. “He’s like any other ex-player. You’re always going to miss your buddies in the locker room. That’s normal. I don’t read into that a clue that he wants to come back. He’s just a good friend.”

Last week, Colts owner Jim Irsay was asked about Luck but did not give a definitive answer. Irsay revealed that Luck recently had dinner with Reich and Colts GM Chris Ballard but he "can't comment" on any comeback plans he might have.

It is unclear if Irsay's "no comment" means he's leaving open the possibility of a return or because he really doesn't know what Luck's thinking is.

Last month, Luck's father Oliver said on The Dan Le Batard Show that he doesn't think his son has "any hankering" to return to the field.

At this point, a Luck comeback seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened.