Andrew Luck (shoulder/kidney) proclaimed himself ready to play upon arriving at the Indianapolis Colts ' offseason workout program Monday, the Terre Haute Tribune Star reports.
Though no longer injured, Luck did seem to suggest that he still needs to work to get back into game shape. Fortunately for the Colts, it shouldn't be much of an issue, as he still has more than three months to prepare for training camp. Even in the wake of a lost 2015 season, Luck will be one of the top quarterbacks to target for 2016, offering a ceiling that's matched by few others.
Andrew Luck (abdomen) has fully recovered from the lacerated kidney he suffered against the Broncos, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports. "He's good to go. He's healed," said Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay on Tuesday.
Luck's 2015 season was marked by shoulder and ankle injuries before suffering a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdomen on Nov. 10, which ultimately ended his season. After two months of recovery, Luck is now fully healed and those injuries should no longer be an issue moving forward.
After a successful 2014 season in which he threw for 40 touchdowns and a 61.7 completion percentage, Luck found himself plagued by a lacerated kidney and partial abdominal tear that kept him out of the final seven games of the 2015 season, while his team failed to make the playoffs as he watched from the sideline. The 26-year-old has one year remaining on his current contract with the Colts, worth around $16 million. Coach Chuck Pagano's future in Indianapolis isn't set in stone, so Luck could be dealing with a new coaching staff in 2016, although his receiving corps of T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Andre Johnson, and Phillip Dorsett could all remain as viable weapons.
Josh Freeman will start Sunday's game against the Titans.
With both Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder/ribs/back) out, the Indianapolis Colts will turn to Freeman on Sunday in their long-shot bid to secure a playoff slot. He's not a high-percentage fantasy play in Week 17, but Freeman is an option for those scrambling for QB help this Sunday.
Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) won't play Sunday against the Titans.
While coach Chuck Pagano says that Luck still hasn't been cleared to play at this stage of the week, if the Indianapolis Colts somehow beat the odds and make the playoffs, both Luck and Matt Hasselbeck would be candidates to start at QB for the Colts in the postseason. As for Week 17, Pagano indicated that he doesn't know who the team's starting quarterback will be, while suggesting that a decision on that front might not arrive until Sunday morning. With that in mind, Josh Freeman, Ryan Lindley and Stephen Morris are currently the team's three healthiest quarterbacks.
|P1||8/13/16||@ BUF||7:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ CIN||7:30 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|6||10/16/16||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/5/16||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
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