During the winder of 2016, Luck was involved in a snowboarding accident in Colorado that left him with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder. This was the offseason after he suffered the labrum tear to his throwing shoulder.
“I don’t snowboard anymore,” Luck said. “And this was after the initial injury. I went back, rehabbed it with the Colts. I’ve had a bunch of AC sprains, both left and right shoulder, and resolved that issue. But the labrum has been my issue, was my issue, what I worked through, what I got surgery on.”
Luck did, however, say that he doesn’t believe the AC sprain affected his torn labrum or slow the rehab process.
“I’ve seen more doctors than I can count on two hands over the past two or three years,” Luck said, “and the consensus — unanimous — is that the AC is not an issue, nor did it have an effect. The labrum is an issue.”
Luck is now scheduled to return to regular season action for the first time since 2016.
“It made me realize I love football and I love playing it,” Luck said. “I love my teammates. It stinks when you can’t do something. I do think I’ve gained a different appreciation. I’m much happier playing it than I was. … I was very emotional before the first preseason game. I’ll try to keep it in check, but I’ve also learned it’s important to just let things go and let it happen. I know I’ll be excited. I know that.”
Luck, 28, 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 base salaries of $12 million and $9.125 million of $12 million over the next two year of the contract.
In 2016, Luck 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.