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Andrew Luck Discusses Mental and Physical Exhaustion of Rehab Process, Time Away From Team

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It’s no secret; Luck is tired from the long road of surgery he went down. You could see it, you could hear it. When asked if he felt pulled in different directions, Luck said that he felt mentally pulled and the ability to focus on getting better.

Luck also admitted that it was difficult for him to watch his teammates play without him.

“Like any guy who’s injured, it’s not easy to watch your teammates to go play,” Luck said. “You do not feel like you’re a part of the team. It feels weird, but I don’t feel like I’m a part of the team right now.” So it’s not been easy.”

Luck said that his low point was in early December when “that was pretty difficult for me to sort of see the positives in things.” Luck added that there are some mental things that he had work through and said, “The frustration of not being out there is part of it.” Luck added that he is “emotionally tired” from the whole process as well.

Who wouldn’t be?

At this point, I think just about everyone watching, rooting for and covering the Colts are all sick and tired of hearing about all the rumors surrounding Andrew Luck.

Additionally, Luck has to be physically tired as well. After spending eight weeks in Europe, spending his Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Netherlands in a move that Luck admitted was needed to “keep things simple” according to the Colts QB, Luck has to be physically tuckered out.

He just arrived back at Indianapolis and probably is still adjusting to the time change which is six hours ahead. I’m sure the jet lag is real and will take a week or so for Luck to get readjusted back to the Eastern Time Zone of Indianapolis.

Of course, let’s not forget all of the hits the 28-year-old quarterback has taken in his 76 regular season and playoff games he’s played in for the Colts. Luck has been sacked 156 times over his five years he’s played. Those hits add up eventually, and Luck is paying the price.