Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on FOX NFL Sunday that Colts QB Andrew Luck experienced pain in his throwing shoulder after the team allowed him to practice a few weeks ago, which shouldn’t happen based on a normal timetable for his shoulder surgery and he should actually be back by now.
According to Glazer, Luck has spent the past two weeks getting more opinions and visiting with specialists to determine what exactly is going on with his shoulder.
Glazer adds that unless Luck and the Colts are able to get some answers about his shoulder issues, Indianapolis is going to have to shut him down for the season.
Last we heard regarding Luck, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that he will be out until at Thanksgiving and possibly longer after the recent setback. A source with knowledge of the situation told La Canfora that Luck most likely won’t return until December, but the Colts are reportedly committed to Luck playing this year if possible.
The earliest Luck could return is on Nov. 26 against the Titans, according to La Canfora, but this is assuming he makes steady progress and this still could be considered ambitious for his return.
The Colts elected to not place Luck on the PUP list coming out of the preseason, which would have cost him the first six games of the season because they felt he could return before then. However, that hasn’t been the case.
Luck, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2012. He’s currently in the second year of his six-year, $139.125 million contract that includes $87 million guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $12 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Luck has appeared in 15 games and thrown for 4,240 yards while completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 4 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Luck as the news is available.