Colts GM Chris Ballard told reporters on Wednesday that QB Andrew Luck will not practice squad this week after he recently experienced some shoulder soreness and had a cortisone shot, per Mike Chappell.
According to Ballard, there’s no timeline for Luck to return and he wouldn’t speculate if he’ll play at all this year, per Chappell.
Ballard did, however, say that Luck has made “great strides” in his return from shoulder surgery. He also said that injured reserve is not an option for Luck at this point in time.
Doctors have said that this is not usual for a quarterback working his way back from shoulder surgery and is part of the process, per Stephen Holder.
One positive note is that Ballard said Luck should be able to pick up where he left off in terms of his practice plan, per Holder.
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 has him rated as the No. 4 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Luck as the news is available.