Andrew Luck Put On Injury Reserve

Andrew Luck Put On Injury Reserve

What had become increasingly inevitable was made official Thursday when the Indianapolis Colts announced they were placing quarterback Andrew Luck on the injured reserve list, declaring Luck's season over before it ever began.

Luck had missed the team's first eight games while he recovered from surgery on his right shoulder.

Hence the reason for a slight smile to come across Ballard's face on Thursday, when asked about Irsay more than leading fans to believe Luck would play in 2017. The same goes for ex-general manager Ryan Grigson, who failed to provide adequate offensive line personnel to shield Luck from those hits. Some would argue this happened in part due to the Colts failing to properly protect Andrew Luck. Of course, the Colts also would have to want to move on from Luck.

"I wish I was better and 100 percent this season, but that's not the case", Luck said, via the team website. At least this is good news for Pagano, who grew exhausted of "Is Luck throwing?" It's for the next 10, 12 years for this guy and for any player.

A legitimate question is whether the Colts would consider drafting a quarterback. Luck was even able to practice at one point in the season, but just couldn't get over the hump.

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But spending time dwelling in the past doesn't do anyone in the Colts organization any good when the focus must remain on how best to handle an uncertain future.

A former Colts linebacker who spent three seasons with Andrew Luck in Indianapolis seems to think that Luck's injury might be more serious than the Colts are letting on. And you want to come in and play like you're playing in the AFC North?

The downside to that scenario: The Colts would lose the chance to use top-tier college talent to address need areas.

Ballard wanted to address the frustration many fans now have--believing the Colts lied to them in regards to a timeframe for Luck's right shoulder rehab. There isn't any quarterback in the 2018 draft class exuding the same "once-in-a-generation" vibe as when Luck was coming out of Stanford.

The Colts travel to Houston this week to take on the Houston Texans.

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