INDIANAPOLIS – Off-season shoulder surgery for Andrew Luck has him acting like a cornerback during his Change The Play program with Riley Children's Hospital at IU Health this summer.
In years past, Luck would throw to the kids in attendance as they rotated through drills.
This year, Luck has had to dabble in trying to defend some of the youngsters going out for passes.
"I'm not a very good defensive back," Luck said with a smile just before he began his third Change The Play event of the 2017 summer. "So good thing I play quarterback."
When will Luck be playing quarterback again for the Colts?
That's the question of the 2017 offseason here in Indianapolis.
Luck remains on the mend, not yet to the throwing portion of his rehab schedule.
"Still in the rehab process," Luck said on Tuesday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.
"When the time is right for me to start throwing, I'll start throwing."
The Colts start Training Camp on July 29, with the regular season opener coming on Sept. 10.
Along with his usual community involvement, Luck has had a unique 2017 offseason in his professional life.
"This year is very different with an off-season surgery," Luck said. "The mindset is still to be the best that I can be and be the best I can be for the team."
On Tuesday, the work inside the Colts indoor facility was not about Luck. The attention was to local youth and instilling a healthy lifestyle into those in attendance.
Along with college student athletes from IUPUI and University of Indianapolis, Luck had plenty of his Colts' teammates around to help out with the final Change The Play event of 2017.
"Anytime you have the opportunity to positively effect a kid, a child, that's important," Luck says.
"We have a platform as professional athletes and I think it's important to use that in a positive manner. I think it's a lot of fun to come out here with all these kids. The most important thing is have fun."
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