Indianapolis Colts' starting quarterback Andrew Luck participated in his first practice Wednesday for the first time since he underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder in January. According to Marc Sessler of, Luck participated in individual drills and he will do so again on Friday after his Thursday’s rehab. an interview with reporters, Luck said that the procedure he underwent was a posterior labrum repair. The quarterback said that type of surgery traditionally takes longer to heal than other types of labrum procedures. When asked if he will suit up this season, Luck said he will definitely play but he refused to give a timetable for his return.

“I think that's unfair to myself, to me, at the end of the day,” said Luck.

Luck admitted that his recovery process has been “frustrating” despite not having any setbacks in his efforts to suit up again and help the Colts, who will start Jacoby Brissett again when they take on the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. Luck said he will play when his arm is ready but until that happens, he trusts Brissett to carry the 1-3 Colts until he returns. In three starts this season, Brissett completed 55 of 93 passes for 683 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.

Gronkowski listed as questionable vs Buccaneers

The New England Patriots have listed tight end Rob Gronkowski as questionable to play on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, adding him to the injury report with a thigh injury.

According to Jeremy Bergman of, Gronkowski was a full participant in Monday and Tuesday’s practices but was limited on Wednesday. It was unclear if the groin injury that Gronkowski sustained in Week 2 was related to his latest injury. In Tuesday’s interview, Gronkowski said it was a challenge to play on Thursday after playing Sunday.

In their first four games, Gronkowski was the team’s leading receiver in targets and yards with 31 and 318, respectively. Aside from Gronkowski, the other questionable players for the Patriots were Dont'a Hightower, Elandon Roberts, Stephon Gilmore, Matthew Slater, Marcus Cannon and Brandon King. The Patriots earlier ruled out cornerback Eric Rowe and Rex Burkhead due to groin and ribs injuries, respectively.

Seahawks won’t rush Cliff Avril

The Seattle Seahawks have ruled out pass rusher Cliff Avril for their Sunday's showdown against the Los Angeles Rams. According to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, the team will continue to evaluate Avril’s condition before allowing him to play again. Avril suffered a serious stinger in the first quarter of Seattle's 46-18 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider reported that Avril experienced numbness down his arms. He will be week to week until the numbness subsides. The Seahawks also plan to seek second opinions before they allow him to play again.