Some great news about Andrew Luck has surfaced online.
The starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts have been on the sidelines for a bit but is slated to practice without limitations and take the team's starting snaps in training camp that is slated to kick off soon.
Colts General Manager Chris Ballard recently told the media that Luck would play in the preseason and is expected to play in the regular season of the 2018 season.
This is great news for not only the team but fans of the team considering that Luck missed all of last season on the mend from shoulder surgery. His recovery all started once he threw a handful of passes during minicamp.
Luck made his name known while playing college football at Stanford where he was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in both 2010 and 2011 despite being named the Offensive Player of the Year in the Pac-12 in those years.
The Colts, who were a winning team in large part thanks to Peyton Manning, decided to draw him as the first overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft where he would later take the Colts to three playoff appearances including two AFC South division titles in 2013 and 2014.
He also was elected to the pro bowl during those seasons as an elite passer but also quite the running quarterback.
"Andrew is an elite competitor and a pretty rare one," Ballard said (via ESPN). "I think we've seen that during his career. I think it's more of playing live football again. I don't think there's any mental restrictions.
I think it's more of getting the live reps versus live people. That's the timing, getting used to moving in the pocket. All those are the things you have to get used to."
"He needs to play. ... But it is a fine line," Ballard said. "I still think we're going to get questions until he lines up and plays again and then plays high-level football again," Ballard said. "I can just see the panic the first time he throws an interception. I can see it. It's just part of what we do. He understands it.
He gets it. Know what's been fun and neat is watching is his growth as a man and who he is. I've watched his confidence grow."