This is not what Colts fans want to hear right now...
This season has been a total disappointment for Indianapolis. Andrew Luck was never able to get healthy enough to return to action, and he traveled to Europe to seek further treatment on his shoulder.
It's been a while since we've heard an update on Luck's status for the future, and the original report from his impending return to the States seemed positive.
According to Colts owner Jim Irsay, Luck's trip has shown nothing "ominous" in his shoulder, but the mood of this report has quickly taken a turn for the worse.
According to reports, Luck will resume his throwing regiment when he returns. However, if pain persists in his shoulder, he'll be staring down surgery once again.
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.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 17, 2017
This time, the surgery will focus more on his biceps tendon, which could be the source of his pain in his throwing motion.
If it was to go the wrong way, and surgery would be required, Luck could be facing a three to six month recovery, which should have him ready for next season still.
Luck reportedly is feeling very optimistic but IF pain returns when he resumes throwing, a procedure known as tenodesis will be under strong consideration. Medical experts say it is a 3-to-6 month recovery so a decision would ideally be made by mid-January, sources said.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 17, 2017
This situation has yet to improve.