The Indianapolis Colts placed quarterback Andrew Luck on injured reserved on Thursday, ending his season. Speaking on ESPN’s “NFL Live,” Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young expressed great concern about Luck’s future.
Steve Young on ESPN’s NFL Live just no: “I’m super worried about Andrew Luck and his future.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2017
At this point, it’s hard to be anything but concerned about Luck’s future.
Even during three straight trips to the postseason (2012-2014), Indianapolis did an abysmal job at protecting Luck. He’s taken way too many hits throughout his career.
Now, it’s showing in a big way.
He played in seven games in 2015, fought through injuries to play 15 games in 2016, and will now miss all of 2017. Making matters worse is that this is not an average season-ending injury. Shoulder injuries are generally very difficult for quarterbacks to return from. Even if Luck can return in relative health, we also have to wonder if the Colts have the protection that he’ll need to stay healthy in 2018 and beyond.
Young is certainly not alone in his concern for a man who once seemed to have a limitless future in the NFL.