Andrew Luck had surgery on his shoulder this offseason, and he admitted his problems stemmed from his injury during Week 3 of the 2015 season.
Luck had not been open to discussing the injury to his throwing shoulder before, but Monday he decided to talk about why he waited to long to have the surgery.
"This wasn't an off-the-cuff thing. I put a lot of thought, effort and plan in moving forward after the season — talked to a lot of people and got quality information," Luck said, via ESPN.com."Honestly, it wasn't too hard of a decision. It felt right."
Luck missed two games after he was injured, but returned for four games before a lacerated kidney caused him to miss the rest of the 2015 season. He orginally rehabbed his shoulder, but after Luck aggravated the injury in Week 2 of the 2016 season, having surgery became the most reasonable option.
"My practice schedule was different and altered — that made things a little bit more difficult from a preparation standpoint," Luck said of playing through the injury last year. "There were a couple of times during the year where I would get hit in an awkward position, in an awkward way. It wouldn't feel great and it would be a taxing effort to get ready for the next week."
Luck is expected to miss most of the two-month programs for players during the offseason, although it's unclear when he will be completely healed.
For now, quarterback ScottTolzien will get the bulk of the practice reps until Luck can return.