Andrew Luck says he is starting to see the progress he has wanted to see since being put on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
While the Colts quarterback has not thrown a football yet, he said he is getting stronger and knows he is getting closer to getting back onto the field following offseason surgery on a torn labrum.
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“I really feel this way especially in the last couple weeks, month, wow, I see the light at the end of the tunnel if you will,” Luck told reporters Friday. “And I truly feel in my mind, in my heart that I know I’m going to be better.”
Now, whether that means Luck is going to be ready for Week 1 when the Colts play the Rams Sept. 10 remains to be seen.
The typical recovery time after labrum surgery can range anywhere from six to nine months. Luck had surgery in mid-January so he is approaching the timetable to be back, but with any injury and surgery like this, not to mention the value of Luck to the team, it may be prudent to let him come back later rather than sooner to extend his NFL career.
For now Luck will try to progress to working through a throwing motion, to throwing a tennis ball and eventually throwing a football. It’s a long process, but one that is infinitely worth it for the Colts’ franchise player.