Ever since Colts quarterback Andrew Luck underwent shoulder surgery in January, fans have been wondering when the franchise quarterback would be back on the field.
We still don’t know for sure.
The only thing we’ve heard is that Luck should be ready to go when the season starts, but we haven’t gotten a timetable for his return yet. And based on what the Colts have said this offseason, I wouldn’t exactly expect a specific timetable anytime soon, either.
“Well, we’re not going to put a timetable on Andrew,” GM Chris Ballard said earlier this week during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio. “And I’ve talked a long time with Chuck [Pagano], our doctors, our trainer and with Andrew. And we’re not going to put a timetable back on him. We’re going to make sure we do the right thing for the young man and make sure we get him back healthy, where he can finish out his career right and have a long time left to play.”
This is consistent with what we’ve heard from the Colts over the past few months too, as they’re really not putting a timetable on the recovery. But Ballard did add that Luck’s recovery is “going really well,” so that much at least should be encouraging to Colts fans.
“He is an absolute tremendous young man, he works,” Ballard added. “I mean, he’s in the building every day. Every day I’ve been here, he’s been here and he’s been working. So when he gets back, when he’s ready to go and the doctors clear him and Andrew feels like he’s ready to go, we’ll get rolling.”
The mystery regarding a set timetable for Andrew Luck’s injury is probably worrisome to some Colts fans, especially given the team’s history of not exactly being honest when it comes to an injury to the franchise QB. He may miss the opening of training camp - but, again, it’s unclear right now. Either way, all along the Colts have said he’ll be ready to go for the season while Chris Ballard says his recovery is going well, so it’s best to still assume that Luck will indeed be back for the opener against the Rams.