Recovering QB Andrew Luck Throws During Indianapolis Colts Practice

coltsFans of the Indianapolis Colts had to be happy today to see their franchise quarterback, Andrew Luck, throwing the ball during mini-camp today. Luck missed the entire 2017 season with a shoulder injury and hasn't thrown the ball since he was "shut down" in October. Reports say he was throwing an undersized ball as part of his rehab routine. His appearance was a bit of a surprise to reporters, whom he addressed after practice.

Luck initially had surgery on his shoulder in January of 2017 and was expected to be back for the season. It didn't work out that way, however, and the team ended up trading for New England's third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who ended up starting most of the season.

The Colts hope to have Luck able to throw without restriction by the time training camp begins in late July. He threw roughly 20 passes in individual drills today, but most of them seemed to be more light tosses rather than the normal strength he would put behind the pass. He also threw on the move, going to both his left and right during the drills. This is the first of his recovery that reporters have been able to see — the rest has been done away from prying eyes.

Luck is expected to be the starter when the regular season begins on September 9th when the Colts host the Cincinnati Bengals.

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