Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Thursday via his Twitter account that QB Andrew Luck underwent surgery on his shoulder following the season.
Andrew recovering from successful outpatient surgery to fix right shoulder injury that had lingered since 2015. Will be ready for season!
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 19, 2017
This is interesting, considering that Irsay previously mentioned that Luck wasn’t going to need a procedure on his shoulder.
There’s also the fact that Irsay has been M.I.A. the past few weeks and still hasn’t said anything about the status of HC Chuck Pagano or GM Ryan Grigson while reports have said that he’s tried to lure Peyton Manning and Jon Gruden to the Colts.
Ian Rapoport says that the simple goal for Luck following surgery is to no longer be limited in practice anymore. The hope is that this procedure will take care of his shoulder issues once and for all.
In terms of a timeline for Luck, Rapoport says he’s looking at needing three months to start throwing and six months for a full return, which would leave him with a return date somewhere in mid-July.
Luck, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2012. He’s currently in the first 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’s status as the news is available.