Andrew Luck receives cortisone shot in sore shoulder, will stop throwing

Cheryl Sanders
October 19, 2017

Colts general manager Chris Ballard announced on Wednesday that Luck is dealing with some shoulder soreness that's been so painful the quarterback had to be given a cortisone shot.

Luck had taken a day off for rest in each of his first two weeks, which is normal for someone trying to shake the rust off after being sidelined for 10 months.

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Luck got in four days of practice before the shutdown, and Ballard did not give a timetable for when Luck might start throwing again.

Ballard said the velocity has been up on Luck's throws, and that his rehab has been going well.

The Jaguars are 3.5-point favorites at Indianapolis, a line that indicates the betting market was not anticipating Luck being on the field this week. "It's the soreness right now that we're dealing with and that we have to get through". "I'm not going to put a timeline on that".

Even though Luck has suffered a setback, something that Vice Chair/Owner Carlie Irsay-Gordon also mentioned on WRTV-6 prior to Monday's game in Nashville, Ballard was adamant on Wednesday that the actual throwing part of Luck's rehab has been progressing well.

Ballard was asked whether or not Luck could return this year, but that was a question he couldn't answer at this time. It's one thing that hasn't gone away.

The Indianapolis Colts are pulling quarterback Andrew Luck off of the practice field.

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