Andrew Luck Injury: Updates on Colts Star's Concussion and Return

Mike ChiariFeatured Columnist

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 20:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck hadn't played since Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans. He was placed in the concussion protocol after that game, according to Mike Chappell of CBS4. However, he is ready to return. 

Continue for updates.

Luck Active vs. Jets

Monday, Dec. 5

The Colts announced Luck was available to play on Monday against New York. 

Pagano Comments on Luck's Recovery

Friday, Dec. 2

Head coach Chuck Pagano said Luck will visit an independent neurologist Friday and remains in the concussion protocol, per Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official website.

Latest on Luck's Practice Status

Thursday, Dec. 1

Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reported Luck was "ready to go as normal" at Thursday's practice session. 

Luck Comments on Recovery

Monday, Nov. 28

"You have to be prudent with your brain," Luck said, per Mike Wells of "Cautious maybe is the wrong word, but I think you have to do things by the book, and I do believe I have and our trainers and doctors have done a great job of informing me and sort of holding my hand per se along this trip."

Luck Injury Details Revealed

Monday, Nov. 21

Pagano said there was no indication during the 24-17 win over the Titans that Luck had suffered a concussion, but Luck did complain of feeling bad after the game, according to Bob Kravitz of WTHR.

Luck Has Produced Pro Bowl-Worthy 2016 Season Thus Far

After missing all but seven games in 2015 because of kidney and shoulder injuries, Luck has returned to action and justified the big contract he signed in the offseason by producing 2,827 passing yards and 19 touchdowns against eight interceptions.

He is the face of the franchise in Indy, and the team's success is directly linked to his performance.

That is likely why the squad struggled last season. Even when he was in the lineup, it was clear Luck was banged up much of the time, as the Colts went 2-5 while he threw 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Luck led the Colts to the playoffs in each of his first three campaigns and grew as a player with each year. His high-water mark came in 2014, when he set career bests with 4,761 yards and a league-best 40 touchdown passes while leading Indianapolis to the AFC Championship Game.

The Colts missed the playoffs last season without him, but they are once again a threat on the offensive side of the ball thanks to his big arm, swift legs and high football IQ.

Few players in football have greater influence over the way their teams perform than the 2012 No. 1 overall selection out of Stanford. 


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