Andrew Luck is unsure if he will be ready for the start of training camp as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had surgery on his right shoulder in January and hasn’t thrown a football since. As he continues with his recovery, Luck is still unsure if he will be ready for the start of training camp in July.
“To be honest, I have not thought about it,” said Luck. “If I’m ready for it, then great. If I’m not, then that’s the way it is. I’m certainly hopeful for it. In my mind all I can do – and I truly feel this way – with this rehab, with my shoulder, I can’t look five months down the road, three months down the road, a week down the road. To me it’s about the next rehab session, the next day. That’s where my focus is and that’s where I think it needs to be to truly get back to 100 percent.”
Luck played in 15 games in 2016, finishing with 4,240 yards, 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He was also sacked a whopping 41 times behind a Colts offensive line that has struggled to protect him throughout his career.
The Colts have yet to give a timetable for Luck’s return. When head coach Chuck Pagano was asked about Luck’s availability for the start of training camp, he replied, “Am I hopeful? Am I praying? Yeah, but there’s no timetable.”
Luck’s backup is Scott Tolzien, who has two touchdowns and seven interceptions over the course of his career. He threw for 205 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in his one start last season against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
While the Colts are not rushing Luck’s return, they are going to need him to be healthy if they are going to have any chance of making the playoffs this year.