WESTFIELD, Ind. – Quarterback of Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck will play in Seattle's preparatory stage on 9 August, coach Frank Reich said Wednesday.
The Colts want to play Luck in the preseason to find him In his rhythm, having missed last season with a shoulder injury. He has not played in a game since the seventh week of the 2016 season.
"We've found that I do not feel I have to overreact and have to say he has to play a ton more," Reich said. "He has logged many players in his career, so we still want to be smart, he still has to do reps in preseason games, but we will not go over the top and try to get that double amount." (19659004) With a revised coaching staff, the return of his star QB and better depth, GM Chris Ballard is calmly optimistic about the Colts' attitude.
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Happiness will be fully practiced Thursday and Friday before Saturday runs out and then re-trains on Sunday, if the team has full pads. The Colts want to emulate the regular training plan as much as possible with the return of Luck.
"I'm not worried that there are still many, many steps to go," said Luck. We have a lot to do. I have a lot to do. That's exciting for me. It is not intimidating. I am nervous. It will be interesting to step on the field again and practice.
Luck had an operation on his right shoulder in January 2017 after suffering shoulder pain throughout the 2016 season, missing out on the team's offseason workouts, the entire training camp, and finally the entire 2017 season after he did Had pain that could not be resolved with a cortisone shot when he began training in mid-October, and Luck also spends about six weeks in the Netherlands recovering his shoulder at the end of 2017.
He originally injured himself in the third week of the 2015 season.
"I've learned mentally that it's difficult people," Luck said. "I do not think I respected how hard it would be. I think I have not done it in the past as I would have admitted I fought to a certain point. "
Former coach Chuck Pagano and owner Jim Irsay have often said in the past that Luck protect themselves better Luck & # 39; s competitive edge has gotten him best so far because he often thought he could hold the ball a second longer to throw or run over a defender change if Luck expects him to have a long career, as Irsay imagines.
"I think I would be an idiot if I did not [alter the way I played]," Luck said For example, looking around after the first part of my career, there could be hits I could have avoided. There are times when the ball could have been thrown away. Another decision that would have spared me A hit here or there. Do not I regret it? No. Will I learn from this? Absolute. I have to understand how to be smart. I just have to do it. The Colts have fought fiercely with back-to-back 8-8 seasons in 2015 and 2016 and a 4-12 season last season.The Colts missed the playoffs in all three seasons after playing the playoffs
"Andrew is just concentrating on having the best season he possibly can," he said Anthony Castonzo said, "He's definitely ready to go mentally . "