Andrew Luck Injury: Updates on Colts Star's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured 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 underwent successful surgery to repair his right shoulder. Although an official timeline for his recovery has yet to be announced, he is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season.

Continue for updates.

Irsay Announces Luck's Surgery

Thursday, Jan. 19

"Andrew recovering from successful outpatient surgery to fix right shoulder injury that had lingered since 2015. Will be ready for season!" Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted.

"The simple goal for #Colts QB Andrew Luck following surgery is to not have to be limited in practice anymore. Take care of it once & for all," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted. Rapoport also reported that it will take Luck three months to start throwing and that it will be six months until he's fully healed.

Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star put the injury into perspective, tweeting, "So, Andrew Luck played 15 games this season and threw 31 TDs with a right shoulder injury that had lingered from Week 3 of the 2015 season."

Luck Hoping to Shake Injury Bug Moving Forward

Luck missed all but seven games during the 2015 campaign because of this same shoulder injury and a kidney injury. He was also placed in concussion protocol late in 2016. However, to Luck's credit, he was durable during his first three seasons and didn't miss a game.

The three-time Pro Bowler led the NFL with 40 passing touchdowns in 2014 and amassed 4,761 passing yards that year. He threw for more than 4,000 yards as a rookie in 2012 as well and is the centerpiece of the Colts franchise, having led them to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons.

Thankfully for Colts fans, Luck underwent this surgery quickly after the season ended and is expected to recover in time for the regular season.


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