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Jim Irsay says Andrew Luck is “healing tremendously”

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Last night, the Indianapolis Colts held a Town Hall for season ticket members in which a number of members of the Colts organization were present and spoke.

It’s a cool idea, and it also gave us a chance to get an update from Jim Irsay about Andrew Luck’s recovery from shoulder surgery. And while it still doesn’t provide a timetable, it’s probably the most helpful update and discussion we’ve seen yet regarding Luck’s injury.

“Andrew is healing tremendously,” Irsay said, according to Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen. “This [surgery] has been a positive thing, not a negative thing or anything like that. He was really struggling going through the process of being ready to play [for each week last season]. This was, quite frankly, not that complicated of a surgery. This was a simple labrum repair. There are a lot of other things that could have been involved with this surgery that weren’t.”

Luck isn’t throwing yet and there’s no timetable for that to begin, but it actually doesn’t sound like he’s behind in this process. Simply put, it’s just a long recovery, something that Luck reiterated last night.

“Feeling great,” Luck said, according to Bowen. “Rehab is going well…it’s a long and patient process.”

Until Andrew Luck gets back on the field, there is going to inevitably be a certain level of concern amongst Colts fans, simply given the fact that the franchise quarterback is on the mend. But Irsay said that the surgery wasn’t that complicated (just a labrum repair) and that Luck was really struggling last year, and in doing so helped fans see why the surgery was necessary. He’s optimistic about the quarterback’s recovery.

It still remains to be seen when Luck will be back, and though he’s not likely to take part in next wee’s rookie mini-camp the real question will be whether he’s ready for the start of training camp in late July. Either way, the Colts still seem optimistic about his recovery.