INDIANAPOLIS – Off-season shoulder surgery will keep Pro Bowl alternate Andrew Luck from participating in the 2017 all-star game.
Luck's right shoulder injury has lingered since early in the 2015 season.
After consulting with several specialists, Luck decided over the past few days that surgery was the best move for his long-term health.
Even though Luck did not participate fully in half of the team's regular season practices in 2016, he still had one of the best seasons of his career.
- Despite the lack of practice time and playing through injuries, Luck finished the year with a career-high in completion percentage (63.5) and yards per attempt (7.8).
- Luck's improvement in efficiency also included just a 2.4 interception rate and a 96.4 quarterback rating, both the second best marks of his career.
- Playing in a new offense for the third time in five years, Luck finished the year 346-of-545 for 4,240 yards, 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Jim Irsay said Thursday that Luck will be ready to go for the 2017 season.