Published: Fri, November 03, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Colts fans ask for refunds after team places Andrew Luck on IR

Luck entered the league in 2012 and played in every game of his first three seasons.

During the 2016 season, Luck started regularly showing up on the injury report, which led Colts owner Jim Irsay to assure that Luck wasn't dealing with a serious injury.

"I wish I was better and 100 percent this season", Luck told the team's website, "but that's not the case". "And I think a year of his body healing, getting the shoulder right, I think we will see a better Andrew down the line".

"I know I will be a better quarterback, teammate, person and player".

Heading into an offseason that will be filled with endless questions, the cloud around Luck's health will be atop that list. The soreness prompted the team to shut down the 28-year-old two weeks ago after he finally returned to practice on October 4. When and if he returns to the team next season, the prospect he will take the franchise to Super Bowls while crafting a Hall-of-Fame career is far less certain than it once seemed. The QB won't undergo a second operation. In 2015, he suffered a shoulder injury in Week 3, which forced him to miss two games.

"I'm still confused on what exactly happened with Andrew Luck's shoulder surgery and why he's having so many setbacks", one user wrote. "Everybody rehabs in a different way". However, Luck had a setback with his shoulder in practice, and the Colts made a decision to shut him down Thursday.

"This new staff came in and said, 'We're going to be the toughest guys on the block".

"We feel for the long-term interest of Andrew, this is the best course of action", said Ballard.

"I've heard all sorts of rumors about 'career-ending, ' that's not the case here", Ballard said. Luck was even able to practice at one point in the season, but just couldn't get over the hump. Career-ending is putting him out on the field before he's ready to play - that is where you should be concerned.

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