Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck was absent from training sessions this week, leading to further questions over his current fitness. Luck was forced to miss the entire 2017 season due to an ongoing shoulder injury, but according to the Colts, there is no rush to see the 28-year-old return to action.
Missing the occasional training session is not always a big issue, but considering the uncertainty that has surrounded Andrew Luck’s future over the past six months, Colts fans would delight in seeing the talented QB throwing a ball.
The truth is that Andrew Luck has been training, albeit behind closed doors, which gives us a pretty clear indication that the Colts are happy for him to continue his slow rehabilitation, rather than rush to see him back with the rest of the team. “Obviously he’s not out here with the guys, but just shifting the time we’re doing it.” said coach Frank Reich
“What we’d been doing, he was coming out for the first part then during individual drills. We just switched that today.
“I think he’s doing quite well in the weight room and out of the weight room. “We are just encouraged by everything we see. If you look at him physically, he’s a specimen. It’s a long season.
“You want to get bulletproof as much as you can. I’m impressed with everything he’s doing.”
Former Colts and Broncos QB Eli Manning has also weighed in on the situation. Manning found himself in a similar position to Luck in 2011, when he was forced to miss an entire NFL season with a neck injury.
“Everything is an individual thing, so you have to be careful speaking on it since injuries are different,” said Manning. “But it’s also universal. For me, I was a [repetition] guy. I liked to get all the reps on practice. The theory of 10,000 reps, I believe in that. I felt like I was kind of behind because I hadn’t gotten the reps even though you have a lot in the bank. It took me a few games before I felt like I was coming back. Getting as many reps as possible is key.”