REGGIE HAYES: Uncertainty rises as Colts shut down Andrew Luck

Rosalie Stanley
November 4, 2017

Jeff Rickard from The Fan joins the show to talk Colts, Andrew Luck and what happens next.

The Indianapolis Colts announced Thursday that injured quarterback Andrew Luck will be placed on injured reserve, ending his 2017 season.

Luck, who has not taken a snap in a game since Week 17 last season, underwent surgery to fix a torn labrum on January 15.

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 29: Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts walks off of the field following the 24-23 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 29, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He said he never thought about rushing Luck back to play, saying it takes trust away with the players. Career-ending is putting him out on the field before he's ready to play.

At 2-6, the Colts season is already essentially shot, and the team features an offensive line that ranks just 23rd via Football Outsiders-having surrendered a league leading 33 sacks and 67 QB hits on the season respectively.

In the meantime, Jacoby Brissett will continue to replace Luck in the lineup as the Colts search for another backup.

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"I wish I was better and 100 percent this season, but that's not the case", Luck told the team's website. What this means is that #12 won't be suiting up for the Colts at all this season.

Rather than have offseason shoulder surgery then, Luck opted for rest.

Ballard told reporters he has received no indication that Luck's problems are career-threatening.

The quarterback has been battling a shoulder injury ever since 2015.

The Colts in the meantime have leaned on backup Jacoby Brissett, who hasn't been bad. That ended when Irsay fired Grigson following last season, a second straight 8-8 season for the Colts, and hired Chris Ballard as GM. He also seems to have had the injury for a long time, two years.

Ballard said, "The consensus from all the doctors is to continue rehab, to be patient and to continue rehab". They could use the high draft pick to address a position of need, or if there are several quarterbacks who are as good as some think they'll be, Indianapolis could trade back to stockpile more picks to help its rebuild.

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