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Colts QB Andrew Luck May Not Return Until November Following Recent Setback

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Colts QB Andrew Luck is out until at Thanksgiving and possibly longer after he suffered a recent setback in his return from shoulder surgery.

In fact, a source with knowledge of the situation tells La Canfora that Luck most likely won’t return until December. Even so, La Canfora says that the Colts are committed to Luck playing this year.

Luck just started throwing this past week when he started experiencing shoulder soreness and received a cortisone shot. The Colts didn’t even have him throwing on consecutive days.

The plan moving forward will be to limit Luck’s activity for the next few weeks and then have him return to the same program he was on, gradually ramping up his workload over a series of weeks.

It’s worth mentioning that La Canfora does not consider this to be a significant setback for Luck, but it still delays his return.

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.

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