Colts fans ask for refunds after team places Andrew Luck on IR

Colts fans ask for refunds after team places Andrew Luck on IR

Colts fans ask for refunds after team places Andrew Luck on IR

Luck on Thursday told Colts.com that he's "very optimistic" about his future, however.

The Indianapolis Colts announced that they have placed quarterback Andrew Luck on injured reserve, ending his season without him playing a game.

Luck had missed the team's first eight games while he recovered from surgery on his right shoulder.

There are few certainties in the ongoing saga of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's struggle to get back on the field.

Not having Luck play this season should speed up the rebuilding process for the Colts because he won't be back to try to rescue them and in turn hurt their draft positioning. "Career-ending would be to put him out there before he's ready".

The Colts are 2-6 on the year. We cautiously expect Luck to be under center for the Colts by the start of the 2018 season, but nothing is guaranteed at this point.

"I wish I was better and 100 percent this season, but that's not the case", Luck told the team's website.

The fact is the Colts don't seem to know, and perhaps Luck doesn't know, either, whether he will ever return to his previous form. The Colts also would have a potential trade chip - Luck, Brissett or the new quarterback - that might pay dividends down the road no matter how things unfold.

Luck thought in April he would be ready to go, and I can not see him publically stating that just to help the organization from a PR standpoint. That's fair because Ballard was always measured in his Luck comments and things can change when the recovery timetable is thrown off-track after injured players suffer setbacks in rehabilitation. Then he practiced two more times before he was shut down and given a cortisone shot to see if the soreness would subside.

Luck originally injured his shoulder during the 2015 season in Week 3 at Tennessee.

News of Luck's extended absence drew confusion, frustration and criticism on social media. "He's a difference-maker. He's one of the best quarterbacks in the league, so he's frustrated".

Ballard said, "The consensus from all the doctors is to continue rehab, to be patient and to continue rehab".

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