Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will be shut down with pain and soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder.
Luck received a cortisone shot to deal with the pain and won’t practice this week; next week is also unlikely.
General manager Chris Ballard said Luck is experiencing expected physical challenges, albeit issues the team believes are only short-term.
“His velocity is good. His motion is good,” Ballard said. “All that’s coming along at a good rate.”
However, Ballard said he cannot guarantee Luck will play in 2017.
Ballard said Luck has made great strides and will continue to rehab in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, but pain and ongoing soreness are causing the Colts to pause his on-field work.
Ballard said the Colts should determine in the next 24 hours how long Luck might be out. The expectation, Ballard said, is Luck will “be back soon.”
“We want to get to a point where he can practice every day,” Ballard said. “That’s what is important to us.”