Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck out for season

By The Sports Xchange  |  Nov. 2, 2017 at 2:04 PM
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Andrew Luck's season is over before it officially began.

The Indianapolis Colts announced Thursday that they are placing the quarterback on injured reserve.

Luck has been sidelined due to soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder. The soreness prompted the team to shut down the 28-year-old two weeks ago after he finally returned to practice on Oct. 4.

"I wish I was better and 100 percent this season, but that's not the case," Luck said, via the team website. "I know I'll be better from this. I know I'll be a better quarterback, teammate, person and player from this, and I'm excited for the future."

Luck, who has not taken a snap in a game since Week 17 last season, underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum on Jan. 15.

Luck was coming off perhaps his best overall performance in his six-year NFL career after playing in just seven games in 2015 due to a variety of injuries that included an abdominal muscle tear. In 2016, he completed 346 of 545 passes (63.5 percent) for 4,240 yards with 31 touchdowns to 13 interceptions, and also ran 64 times for 341 yards with two more scores.

For his career, Luck -- the No. 1 overall pick in 2012 and a three-time Pro Bowler -- has completed 1,570 of 2,651 passes (59.2 percent) for 19,078 yards with 132 touchdowns to 68 interceptions, and has 286 rushing attempts for 1,442 yards and 14 more TDs.

The Colts are just 2-6 without Luck.

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