The Indianapolis Colts reported to training camp bright and early this morning and Andrew Luck spent some time talking with the media.
Just as the team has done Luck cautioned that throwing was “Just another step in the process,” and reiterated that he has work to do to regain strength in the shoulder and put weight back on that was lost through restrictions to his weight training.
Luck's overriding theme is that he knows he'll be better than he was before the injury. Can see the "light at the end of the tunnel" #Colts.— George Bremer (@gmbremer) July 29, 2017
Like any tough competitor, he admitted that the entire process has tested his patience, but says,
“The end game is for me to be better than I was before I was injured. I don’t want to put a date on that.”
That theme of cautious optimism and a hesitation to put any kind of return timeline out there has been something of a theme for Chris Ballard and the team and speaks to them wanting him to truly heal completely before a return.
This reserved approach to any timeline gives the impression that if Luck is not fully ready to go at the start of the regular season, the Colts will not press him into action.