Andrew Luck of Indianapolis Colts discusses shoulder recovery, says ‘mental part was not fun and was not easy’ – Indianapolis Colts News

Andrew Luck of Indianapolis Colts discusses shoulder recovery, says ‘mental part was not fun and was not easy’ – Indianapolis Colts News

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck acknowledged Saturday that the mental challenge of rehabbing from right shoulder surgery has “tested” his patience.

Luck reported to training camp Saturday but will not practice until he’s taken off the active physically unable to perform list, hopefully before the start of the regular season. This is the longest stretch of Luck’s career that he has not been able to practice at any level.

“The mental part was not fun and was not easy,” Luck said. “I know at times I can be unpleasant to be around (for) the guys I work with on a daily basis for eight, nine hours a day. And I commend everybody’s patience to handle me at certain times.

“But I think — and this is cheesy and corny — but the mental test, the physical test, will in the end make me better than I was before mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, whatever you want to call it. I think I do have the opportunity to improve in all of those areas.”

Luck had surgery on his right shoulder in January, which he originally injured in Week 3 of the 2015 season. He missed the team’s offseason workouts, and it was just less than two weeks ago that he began throwing. In typical Luck fashion, he shied away from saying if his first throw was with a football or another kind of ball.

“It does feel different than it did last year because I still have a ways to go in strength, still have a ways to go,” Luck said. “But I know every day it’s improved and I really feel this…

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