Andrew Luck Placed on the PUP List

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Luck has finally started some light throwing in the past week, but his status on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list will keep him out of practice during the beginning of training camp.

"We're exactly where I thought we'd be at this time", Ballard said, via The Herald Bulletin.

Luck had surgery to fix a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder and only began throwing last week. However, they expect the quarterback to be removed from the list prior to the season.

The Colts open the preseason August 13 against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium.

No one should be surprised if Luck sits out the four-game preseason. General manager Chris Ballard says that Luck is still progressing well through his rehab process, but say that the five-year QB out of Stanford is just not quite there yet. "Whether that means he plays in preseason or doesn't play in preseason, that's up to our doctors and trainers to tell us where he's at and for Andrew to tell us where he's at". He underwent surgery for an injury he confirmed originated in September 2015 in a game at Tennessee, about six weeks before he went down with a lacerated kidney in a game with the Denver Broncos. "We're going to continue to follow the doctor's orders and the rehab process".

The word from Ballard doesn't come as a surprise as the possibility of Geathers missing regular season time has been on the table since he had neck surgery in March.

The Colts spent the offseason reshaping a defense that finished 30th in the National Football League last season, but not having Geathers for at least the first six weeks is a blow because he's the unit's most physical defender. The same is true of defensive lineman Kendall Langford and offensive lineman Brian Schwenke.

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