Colts' Andrew Luck Might Need Corrective Surgery

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The Indianapolis Colts quarterback had surgery in January to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder, but complications have caused him to miss the entire 2017 season and another surgery might be on the horizon.

The Indianapolis Colts' franchise quarterback is expected to return to Indianapolis, perhaps as soon as next week, and resume a throwing regimen to determine the progress of his long rehabilitation from January surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Luck's next step after returning to Indianapolis will be to begin a throwing regimen.

Luck originally injured his shoulder in 2015, missing two games because of the shoulder and the final seven with a lacerated kidney. Luck chose the conservative path with treatment and rehab in Europe, sources said.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported the update on Luck's activity.

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If surgery is needed for Luck, he will be hovering around a similar timetable that he went through previous year. The specific pain Luck previously experienced was attributed to biceps tendinitis, sources said.

Andrew Luck will try throwing again, but he may need surgery if he isn't pain-free. He was placed on the injured reserve list on November 3, ending his season.

The normal recovery from the tendon procedure ranges from three to six months, according to medical sources, and would not normally project as a surgery that would threaten the 2018 season.

It's imperative the Colts get some resolution on Luck's situation in the coming weeks.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard has not put a timetable on Luck's return. They now sit with the third-overall selection.