Colts' Andrew Luck goes on injured reserve

Posted November 04, 2017

The Indianapolis Colts are placing quarterback Andrew Luck on injured reserve, the team announced Thursday.

Luck hurt his throwing shoulder all the way back in 2015 and played with the injury for more than a year before finally undergoing surgery in January of 2017 to fix a torn labrum.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's surgically-repaired shoulder "stopped getting better" about a week and a half ago, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

"I'm super anxious about Andrew Luck and his future", Young said on ESPN's NFL Live on Wednesday.

Luck was coming off perhaps his best overall performance in his six-year National Football League career after playing in just seven games in 2015 due to a variety of injuries that included an abdominal muscle tear.

Indianapolis (2-6) never did rush Luck.

"I wish I was better and 100 percent this season, but that's not the case", Luck said via a press release. Luck has another $30 million in payments guaranteed for injury - $18 million due in 2018 and another $12 million that becomes payable in March of 2019.

The most worrisome issue for the Colts and their fans is the unknown of Luck's future.

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Too bad they can't just join Luck sitting out the rest of 2017.

Ballard told reporters he has received no indication that Luck's problems are career-threatening.

He played in seven games in 2015, fought through injuries to play 15 games in 2016, and will now miss all of 2017.

Ballard said Luck will work out in multiple locations and will use a different routine to help him regain his strength.

Ballard said, "The consensus from all the doctors is to continue rehab, to be patient and to continue rehab". The Colts also would have a potential trade chip - Luck, Brissett or the new quarterback - that might pay dividends down the road no matter how things unfold. The job is his to roll with, knowing Luck isn't walking back into the huddle until next season.

As for Luck, he said that he'll come out of all this as a better quarterback.

Luck was a franchise quarterback, one of the best young quarterbacks in the game, when he was healthy.