Updating a previous report, Andrew Luck (shoulder) has resumed throwing weighted balls rather than a football, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) has started throwing a football and doesn't believe he'll need another surgery, the Indianapolis Star reports. "That ship has sailed in my mind, which is also a bit of relief now, if I'm not going to lie," Luck said of the possibility of another surgery on his shoulder.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard addressed Andrew Luck's rehab during a press conference Wednesday and downplayed speculation that the health of the quarterback's right shoulder played a role in Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels' decision to withdraw his acceptance of Indianapolis' head-coaching vacancy, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. "Let's talk about Andrew because there's a lot of rumors," Ballard said. "I'm going to listen to the doctors that he's talking to and dealing with, and I'm going to listen to the guy that is training him right now. And, at this point, we feel very strongly that Andrew's in a good place. He doesn't need surgery – I have not gotten that from the two doctors that he's seen after the season. His strength is good. He's working on his throw motion and he's working on his arm speed right now. He has not picked up a football, but he's throwing balls, working on arm speed. He's not going to skip a step…he's going to do everything right to get himself ready to play….
Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "very close" to receive clearance to throw again and will soon travel to Los Angeles to work with throwing mechanics and strength gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he expects Andrew Luck (shoulder) to report to the team's facility this week, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
When Andrew Luck (shoulder) returns from his treatments in Europe next week, he'll resume a throwing regimen that will ultimately determine whether he needs corrective surgery to his biceps tendon, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. Such a procedure would likely require a 3-to-6 month recovery timetable.
Colts owner Jim Irsay said Andrew Luck (shoulder) won't require an additional procedure during the offseason and will return to the field in 2018, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. "He's doing great," Irsay said, in reference to Luck's response to rehab and treatment. "He's doing well. [We're] disappointed obviously it's taken as long as it's taken. You know, medicine and the way it goes. But there hasn't been any unusual setback. We didn't find out anything ominous, something we didn't know about or anything like that. It's just taken time for him to go through his whole aspect of rehabbing and progressing and working through the soreness."
Jacoby Brissett was cleared of concussion symptoms by an independent neurologist Friday, paving the way for him to start Sunday's game against the Titans, Mike Chappell of CBS 4 News Indianapolis reports.
After practicing fully all week, Jacoby Brissett (concussion) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans.