According to Ian Rapoport of NFL media there’s a possibility that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is looking to return in Week 6 versus the Tennessee Titans. Luck has been sidelined through the first two games of the season, hasn’t practiced in Week 3 and there’s no indication as of yet that he’ll be in practice to prepare for Week 4.
Now, look, we’ve heard so many stories over the past several months about what Luck will be looking to do. We’ve heard that Luck will be ready for the beginning of the season — didn’t happen. We heard Chuck Pagano say he is virtually clueless as to when he’ll be back and it’s all on the doctors and trainers, and now we’re hearing this.
Additionally, there is this:
On ESPN just now, @mortreport says Andrew Luck is getting close to returning to practice + has worked w Drew Brees' therapist on shoulder.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) September 24, 2017
Luck was not placed on the regular season PUP list following the preseason which gives us a reasonable assumption that his return would be around this area of the season. Had the Colts kept him on the PUP to start the season, Luck couldn’t even practice with the team until Week 6.
If Luck is to come back to PLAY in Week 6, we should see him on the practice field sometime this week in more of a role than just standing on the sideline. If we don’t, it’s fair to say you can push this report aside. A reasonable assumption is that Luck will return to practice during the Week 6 preparation.
This reasonably sets his return to either Week 8 or later. This is just the latest in reports that we’ve heard since Luck’s ‘procedure’ and it won’t be the last. Just wait until you see him on the practice field, then go from there.