The indianapolis colts were one of the best teams in the NFL when they had Peyton Manning at quarterback. When they drafted Andrew Luck, the Colts let Manning leave and believed that they found someone who could keep them at the top of the AFC for years to come. It started out well with Luck winning 11 games his first three seasons but bad personnel moves and injuries to Luck has kept the Colts out of the playoffs for two seasons now.

After the 2016 Nfl Season ended in disappointment for the Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck stepped away to have shoulder surgery on his throwing arm.

Colts team owner Jim Irsay spoke to season tickets holders at a Town Hall event this week and said that Luck is "healing tremendously" from the surgery.

Jim Irsay on the Andrew Luck surgery

Andrew Luck has not played a full season since 2014. While he did play for 15 of the 16 Colts games last year, it turns out he was playing with an injured shoulder. His numbers were still great, throwing for 4,240 yards and 31 touchdowns, but the Indianapolis Colts were unable to make it into the playoffs for the second year in a row.

This followed the 2015 season, where Luck was only on the field for seven games. He missed the fourth and fifth week with a shoulder injury. In November, the Indianapolis Colts announced that Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle and he missed the rest of the season.

After the 2016 NFL season, where Andrew Luck finished with a career-high completion percentage, he announced he needed shoulder surgery.

It was to deal with the same issue that he had been dealing with since Week 4 of the 2015 NFL season.

Andrew Luck's recovery

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano spoke to reporters last week about Andrew Luck and his recovery from the surgery. According to Pagano, Luck was doing great and is rehabbing every day. He also said that Andrew is out on the field during OTAs with the rest of the team working as a coach since he can't throw yet.

Luck is also at all the team's meetings and shows up at workouts to help other players.

While talking at the Indianapolis Colts Town Hall this week. Jim Irsay said that the surgery was not a negative thing and it was a positive move for Andrew Luck. Irsay said this should help take the pain off of Luck in 2017 and eliminate the struggles that he had getting ready for games in 2016. Irsay explained it was a "simple labrum repair" and it was not a complicated surgery at all.

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