INDIANAPOLIS —Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard on Wednesday announced that quarterback Andrew Luck will miss practice this week after he had a cortisone injection in his surgically-repaired right shoulder.
"(Luck) had some soreness in his shoulder that he's been dealing with," Ballard said Wednesday afternoon. "Every guy's different, and the good news is Andrew is very in tune with his body and he's being honest with what's going on. That's what we want — and that's what we need."
Luck, who underwent surgery in January, participated in practice for the first time in 2017 two weeks ago, and last week he faced a live defense for the first time this year, as he took "six or seven snaps" as the scout team quarterback in 7-on-7 drills, head coach Chuck Pagano said.
Luck, a three-time Pro Bowl selection entering his sixth NFL season in 2017, said last week that he could see a "finish line" in his rehab and recovery, but declined to "give any credence to any guess on to when that would be."
Luck said his arm felt "like it's still finding its way a little bit again."
"So certain things feel better," he continued. "It's a process, and I'm still in that process of getting it to a point where it needs to be."
Ballard said Wednesday Luck's rehab work is still "going well."
"His velocity's good, his motion's good, all that's coming along at a good rate," Ballard said. "It's the soreness that we're dealing with right now that we've got to get through."