The Indianapolis Colts and their fans got some interesting news today on the state of their quarterback and possibly their franchise as well. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen tweeted a report that Andrew Luck will be returning to Indianapolis soon from his treatments in Europe and will return to a throwing regimen.
That’s the good news.
The other side of this report is significantly more concerning which states that the results of Luck’s return to throwing will determine as to whether or not he may be required to undergo corrective surgery on his biceps tendon.
When Andrew Luck returns from from his European treatments soon, he will resume a throwing regimen that will ultimately determine whether he needs corrective surgery to his biceps tendon, per multiple sources.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 17, 2017
Fans have been waiting — some more patiently than others — for Luck’s return to action while those who have grown increasingly impatient fear the worst and find themselves in a fan-based rumor mill. Very little is known at this point by those outside of his medical team, what exactly will be the final factors in the determination of surgery, but with everything on one end of the spectrum, there are others on the opposite side.
Confirming @mortreport: Andrew Luck returning to Indy soon and will begin throwing, via a league source. Word Colts are getting: "Everything is very positive right now."— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) December 17, 2017
In reading through everything from those sourced on the situation, it appears as though this isn’t the end of the world, but rather a possibility that is being brought to the surface should things not go well upon his return. Luck hasn’t played a down since January 1 and at the earliest will take a meaningful snap in early September of 2018 — that’s 21 months of rehab, surgery, rumors, lies and fears that will not die down until Luck gives us the thumbs up on his status and we see him on the field in Week 1 of the 2018 season.
If Luck is forced to have additional procedures to correct his multi-million-dollar arm, it could possibly put his return in 2018 in question and possibly even the state of the organization with so many questions left unanswered.
Be sure to listen to tomorrow’s Colts Cast with guest Will Carroll (@InjuryExpert) who will break down the Andrew Luck news and give us his assessments of what we should expect.
Luck reportedly is feeling very optimistic but IF pain returns when he resumes throwing, a procedure known as tenodesis will be under strong consideration. Medical experts say it is a 3-to-6 month recovery so a decision would ideally be made by mid-January, sources said.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 17, 2017
If Andrew luck gets the surgery, it takes 3-6 months. He can still be up to speed for the next season. Whatever he needs, the #Colts need to do.— Cody Felger (@CodyFelger55) December 17, 2017
It feels more and more like we aren't going to ever see Andrew Luck as he once was. https://t.co/IOqC8l3MdZ— Derrik Klassen (@QBKlass) December 17, 2017
Unfortunately, Andrew Luck is officially the Derrick Rose of active NFL players https://t.co/7ZJClYCugn— Stri:(a (@StrikaNation24_) December 17, 2017
Hate the news Andrew Luck may need another surgery. Really hope we have more to see from him.— David Harrison (@DH82_Bucs) December 17, 2017
Bottom line with Andrew Luck: Until he's back under center for a regular season game, the doubts, uncertainties and rumors will linger. This is where we're at. Nothing since the original surgery has gone to plan.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) December 17, 2017
Been saying since August, Andrew Luck is finished.— Allan Bell, Jr. (@AllanBell247) December 17, 2017
Grigson and Pagano ruined that man's career to save their own. https://t.co/HmrqwCuZvN