Andrew Luck not throwing during OTAs but Colts coach Frank Reich ‘not worried at all’


It has now been 508 days since quarterback last played in an game. 

Luck had shoulder surgery last offseason and, despite the Colts organization repeatedly insisting that it was confident he was on track to return, he did not suit up at all during the 2017 campaign. Now we’re into 2018 organized team activities, and Luck is still not throwing the football.

Despite that fact, new Colts coach Frank Reich, much like his predecessor Chuck Pagano, is not worried about Luck’s health. “No,” Reich said, . “I’m not worried at all.”

Luck has been taking snaps from center and working on his drop-backs during OTAs, but has yet to throw. Until he does, there’s going to be some concern throughout much of the NFL world that the QB is still not back to full health. Still, Reich is comfortable playing it just as the doctors tell him to. 

“I’m completely comfortable with him throwing when he’s ready, when the doctors say he’s ready,” Reich said. “He’s totally engaged in every aspect of what Sun says United are preparing a £100million war chest to help their bid for Champions League football, and the Borussia Dortmund winger is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top priority.After Romelu Lukaku was sold for £75m, and with Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pwe’re doing mentally. The physical part for a guy like him, you’ve got to work at it, but I’m not worried about that. That’s plenty of time.”

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The Colts believe that coming back too early from previous injuries led to the situation Luck is in now, so they want to take things slow while he attempts to return from this one. “Can’t cut things short,” Reich said. “There’s no reason to cut things short. It’s a day-by-day process and evaluation and [we’re] just staying trusting in that.”

That’s a wise strategy because Luck’s long-term health is more important than any individual day of practice or any single game, but each day that passes is yet another that Luck’s not on the field, and one fewer available day to prepare for the next season. 

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