The Andrew Luck injury saga has taken another turn. Just hours after the announcement of Luck being placed on injured reserve, reports are now coming out that team owner Jim Irsay is “privately furious” about how the Luck injury situation has turned out so far.
Per multiple sources #Colts owner Jim Irsay is privately furious about Andrew Luck situation. Feels he has been misled throughout.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) November 2, 2017
The reports were then reaffirmed by 1070 the fan’s JMV, who’s tweet can be viewed below.
In hindsight things haven’t gone the way the organization had thought from the start. When Irsay broke the news of Luck’s surgery, he mentioned that “he will be ready for the season.”
Andrew recovering from successful outpatient surgery to fix right shoulder injury that had lingered since 2015. Will be ready for season!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 19, 2017
If there is any truth to these reports then it would only further the notion that the Colts are dysfunctional from the top down. The lack of communication is inexcusable for any player, especially regarding the team’s best player.
It’s unknown who Irsay is frustrated with, but based off reports one can only assume that he feels the medical staff has mislead him on the timetable of Luck’s recovery - resulting in Irsay’s anger, however this is just speculation at this point.
Just Tuesday, Colts worked out QBs Josh Johnson, Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin and Connor Shaw. Knew this day was coming.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2017
Management has failed to surround Luck with the necessary pieces to succeed since entering the league in 2012. Poor offensive line play, and a below average running game has left the 140 million dollar man as a sitting duck in the pocket.
While the validity of this report is still in the air, all parties involved can agree that the injury situation has become frustrating, and has only left fans with more unanswered questions.