Andrew Luck believes he’ll be ready for 2018 season
Andrew Luck believes he’ll be ready for work in 2018.
The Indianapolis Colts quarterback spoke to the media Friday for the first time since traveling to the Netherlands to work with a therapist on his injured throwing shoulder. Luck said he did not undergo a new procedure overseas and doesn’t think he’ll need another surgery.
I feel stronger, more stable, more confident in it. It’s better, Luck said.
The 28-year-old underwent surgery last January for an injury he initially suffered in 2015. He attempted to come back during the season but was shut down when his shoulder didn’t respond after light throwing.
We’ve heard such optimism from Luck and the Colts in the past. Nobody, not even the quarterback, knows how his body will respond until he ramps up his throwing regimen.
A somewhat melancholy Luck made it clear he misses his teammates and being on the football field.
Like any guy who is injured, it’s not easy to watch your teammates go play, he said. It feels weird, but I don’t feel like I’m part of this team right now.
The Colts and Luck hope he’s a big part of the team in 2018.
Bryant defended his on-field numbers, acknowledging he was frustrated with the offensive scheme and saying, per The Dallas Morning News, there were certain situations I couldn’t control.
Said Bryant: I’m a hell of a football player. I know that. I believe that.
The receiver revealed that he’s played through tendonitis since facing the Chiefs in early November, but also acknowledged he allowed in-season distractions to drag down his play.
I felt like a lot of times I looked damn good, Bryant said, per the team’s official website. Then, I’d get to thinking about certain things and — you know, it bothers me. That’s all I can say.