Andrew Luck to begin throwing regimen upon return

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Luck returned to practice in October for the first time since having surgery on a torn labrum 10 months ago.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is now in Europe undergoing treatment as part of his rehabilitation program in recovering from his shoulder issue.

If surgery is needed for Luck, he will be hovering around a similar timetable that he went through previous year.

The surgery would occur in January, though Luck is optimistic it won't be necessary.

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Seeing how Luck responds to this new throwing program is paramount for, obviously, the quarterback's playing outlook in 2018, and needed for the team looking ahead to the offseason.

This is the same throwing regimen that, according to Mortensen, "resulted in a setback with pain and discomfort".

Luck went overseas in November to get treatment on his surgically repaired throwing shoulder after he experienced a setback when he was working his way back from the initial January surgery. He is scheduled to return from his trip in the next week.

When Andrew Luck returns from from his European treatments soon, he will resume a throwing regimen that will ultimately determine whether he needs corrective surgery to his biceps tendon, per multiple sources.

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The usual recovery time for that sort of surgery "ranges from three to six months" according to this report, which would still have him back on the field for the beginning of the 2018 season. He was placed on the injured reserve list on November 3, ending his season.

Overall, this rehab stint in Europe has been encouraging for Luck's recovery, but there are still many steps left to accomplish before he's fully recovered.

Luck ultimately would have the final say on whether he would have surgery if the pain returns.

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