INDIANAPOLIS – The player everyone wanted to talk to at Tuesday's minicamp practice was a guy who did not participate in one rep.
Rocking a grey t-shirt and fresh off some conditioning, Andrew Luck entered the media fray for one final shoulder update before Training Camp arrives in late July.
Luck said he is "absolutely approaching" the throwing phase (which Chuck Pagano also said on Tuesday) of his rehab process, while the quarterback still shied away from any concrete specifics for when he will resume throwing.
"Seeing tangible progress, which is all I care about right now," Luck said.
"I feel and see myself getting better every day, every week."
Pressed for any update on the range of motion in his throwing shoulder, Luck side-stepped answers to those questions.
Right now, virtual reality work is how Luck is trying to replicate the loss of the physical reps he's dealt with for the past two months.
The urge to throw a football is obvious for Luck, but he understands this process has called for throwing at a later date.
Will that be at the start of Training Camp?
"To be honest I have not thought about it," Luck said. "If I'm ready for it, great. If I'm not, then that's the way it is.
"I'm certainly hopeful for it. In my mind, all I can do, and I truly and really feel this way with this rehab, I can't look five months, two months down the road, a week down the road. To me, it's about the next rehab session, the next day and that's where my focus is. And that's where I think it needs to be to truly get back to 100 percent."
A slimmed down Luck did admit that he's dropped around 15 pounds following surgery. Luck has put back on 10-to-12 pounds, hoping to add another three-to-five before he reaches his ideal playing weight.
Even if the social media-less Luck isn't hearing the uneasiness from fans worried about his right shoulder, No. 12 tried to ease those on Tuesday.
"They don't need to have concerns," Luck said. "It'll be alright."
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