"Andrew's got to work on getting his throwing motion back, all his strength back, all that's just part of the process that both his doctor and our trainers have set for him". He's worked hard, he's done everything from a rehab standpoint.
We've written about the possibility of him missing time and also mentioned the issue in our preview of the safety position, and it has now been confirmed by GM Chris Ballard that he will start the regular season on the PUP list.
The Indianapolis Colts' most indispensable player began throwing last week as part of his rehabilitation from January surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
DeMarco Murray #29 of the Tennessee Titans catches a pass for a touchdown in front of T.J. Green #32 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of a game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
"No, I mean right now the focus is on each step", Ballard said. Once we get to practice, then the next step will be games. "When we get into pads is when you really start seeing the reflection of your coaches and how your team plays on the field".
Is Luck starting September 10 part of that process?
"Andrew's a vet. He knows how to play, " Ballard said. The recovery timetable should have given Geathers adequate time to prepare and heal for the 2017 season. That's what you want to see. "It'll be fun to watch here as we go along and this thing develops. Hopefully going forward we'll be able to correct that".