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Jim Irsay: Luck’s ‘recovery going well, could start in Los Angeles’

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We were able to see our franchise quarterback on the sidelines Sunday in the Indianapolis Colts’ preseason opener against the Detroit Lions. After the game, Colts owner Jim Irsay offered a bit of an update, and some clarity to rumors about Andrew Luck’s rehab.

Much like we’ve heard to this point Irsay stated that Luck’s recovery has been going well, the team won’t rush him back and that there’s no concrete timetable for his return. On the other hand, Irsay gave us a bit more than we’ve had thus far saying that Luck “can throw harder than he is” which leads us to understand that Luck is indeed throwing a football, and that “we’re holding him back and not allowing him to throw at full strength.

Needless to say this is a welcomed news with all that has circulated recently. Many who follow the Colts, fans and analysts alike, have been more laid back about the situation mainly because we’ve gotten the same offerings for weeks now, but nationally it appears to be worthy of freaking out.

Hopefully, this puts some of the questions to rest and what we’re hearing is actual, and truthful news to hang on to.

Maybe the most notable news to what Irsay offered is that fact that the team indeed expects Luck to be ready either for Week 1, or very close to the beginning of the season. This should also put the questions about whether or not Luck will begin the season on the PUP list as well.

It’s a good thing too. Scott Tolzien and Phillip Walker went a combined 11/25 for 100 yards and left a lot to be desired from the quarterback room. Stephen Morris completed 13 of his 20 attempts for 94 yards on his own and came out of an early funk of inaccuracy himself. Luck cannot come back soon enough, and it sounds like we only have a few weeks before we’ll see him back in action.