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Report: Andrew Luck May Need Corrective Surgery on Biceps Tendon

Andrew Luck will begin to throw upon his return from Europe. Those results will determine the fate of another surgical procedure on the Colts franchise quarterback

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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.

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.

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.