The update that the Colts gave a few weeks ago that Andrew Luck was still not cleared to throw and wouldn’t participate in mandatory mini-camp raised some concern amongst Colts fans, though it seems that was all just part of the plan.
Though Luck still hasn’t been cleared to throw yet, he did tell FOX59’s Chris Hagan that he’s on schedule in his rehab.
Assuming that is indeed true and that Luck is still on schedule, that’s encouraging news. Owner Jim Irsay has said that Luck will be ready for week one, but more recently we haven’t gotten any sort of a timetable for the quarterback’s recovery. The Colts surely have some sort of a timetable internally, however, and since it seems that timetable puts him back for week one and since Luck’s still on schedule, that’s encouraging.
Luck underwent surgery in January to repair his labrum, an injury that he suffered in a week three win over the Titans in 2015. He played with that injury for the entirety of the 2016 season, though the injury took its toll on Luck each week. Thus the surgery this offseason, and since then Luck has been following the doctor’s orders when it comes to his rehab. And while he hasn’t reached the throwing stage of that rehab yet, but it seems doctors are not concerned about that - especially since the regular season is still a few months away.
Right now it’s just a waiting game, and the next big milestone will come when the Colts report to training camp, as it will be interesting to see how much Luck is able to do then. For now, he says he’s still on schedule.