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Indianapolis Colts: Will Andrew Luck Return?

Indianapolis Colts fans have been anxiously awaiting the return of their star, Andrew Luck.  He was out all of the 2017 season thanks to a shoulder injury. Because of this, he went to Europe looking for new and more permanent ways to fix his shoulder problem.  We still do not know if this was because he did not trust the opinions of doctors here, or if he was just ready to try something new. Luck is working hard to be ready at the start of training camp.

Injury Beginnings

Luck started having shoulder problems back in 2015 during a game against the Tennessee Titans.  Despite the injury, he still threw two TD passes and didn’t let anyone know of his pain until after the game had ended.  He missed two games from the shoulder injury and seven games due to a kidney laceration. Since Luck only missed two games because of his shoulder, fans were hopeful that he was just feeling some general soreness and maybe it was not that bad… Fast forward two years, and you can see that they were all wrong.  Luck missed the entire 2017 season thanks to that shoulder injury.

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Trusting the Process

Now here we are in 2018 and still, all we have is speculation if Andrew Luck will return to his rightful spot at QB for the Colts.  As of late, he has been throwing an NCAA sized ball and is seeming to do so with ease. Luck has been touring around Indiana with his “Change the Play” camps.  He has been throwing footballs in the public’s eye while he has been on tour, which might be easing the minds of some Colts fans. In addition, he is working on scheduling some private workouts with the Colts Wide Receivers, such as T.Y. Hilton.  Luck claims this is all just part of a bigger plan.

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What Happens Now?

What happens if something goes terribly wrong for the Colts? Who do they rely on then?  Jacoby Brissett is your man. He was originally a third-string QB in the Patriots organization before the Colts traded for him.  Last season alone, he threw 3,098 yards and 13 touchdowns. Those numbers may not seem like a lot, but for someone who had to use his GPS to get to the practice facility for his first few months, it shows he has potential.  The offense Brissett has to work with has now changed three times in the past two years, now that the Colts hired Nick Sirianni as their new offensive coordinator.

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