Andrew Luck returns from Netherlands, doesn't think he needs another surgery

Ruben Hill
December 29, 2017

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to make his first public comments since October today following player availability at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.

Recent reports from ESPN's Christ Mortensen indicate that Luck could also require an additional biceps tendon surgery should he continue to suffer pain when he attempts to progress through his throwing program. "Competing against guys, to miss that is hard", Luck said.

However, he indicated that his time in the Netherlands was nothing more than just working with a therapist he has worked with in the past for soft tissue work, and he did not have any medical procedures.

The 28-year-old underwent surgery last January stemming from a shoulder he injured in 2015.

Added Luck: "And I do not think I need another surgery".

The Colts would love to see Luck get some throwing in this offseason, but they need to learn their lesson from earlier this year and not rush him back. "I'm in the process of preparing to get a football in my hands pretty soon". "I don't want to skip any steps along the way". I'm on the right path, I think I'm on the right progression, trusting in that.

Jacoby Brissett has been the starting quarterback for the Colts in Luck's stead since Week 2 and the Colts have only been able to muster three wins in their 2017 campaign. Asked what his "low point" has been, Luck said "there was a time probably a couple weeks in from being away from here, early December, (it was) pretty hard for me to sort of see the positive in things".

Even after Luck missed the first four games of this season, he remained optimistic. He said he's "not going to act like I'm unique ... the injury rate is 100 percent in this league", but added that it hasn't been easy watching his teammates play from the sideline or from afar.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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