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Andrew Luck Says He Won't Skip Steps In Rehab

Luck says he is "not a perfect-feeling athlete right now", adding he still has a ways to go.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck met with reporters on Monday and noted he still has a ways to go in his recovery from his shoulder injury. 

He missed all of last season because of the injury to his right shoulder. 

"(I am) not a perfect-feeling athlete right now," he said, adding that he "pushed a little too hard" in his attempt to return to action after having surgery in January 2017. 

As a result, he is going to make sure he gets through each step of his rehab. Luck admitted that he has skipped steps in the past.

"I need to stay this course," Luck said. 

Luck clarified what had been reported regarding the comments of new Colts head coach Frank Reich last week. He is not throwing regulation-size footballs yet, as had been reported by some media outlets. 

Reich said Tuesday Luck has begun throwing "smaller footballs," and Luck confirmed on Monday that that is the case at the moment. 

Luck said there is a timetable in place for him to move to the next step in his throwing program, but did not say what that timetable was. 

Nonetheless, Luck insists progress is being made. 

"If I wasn't making progress, it would freak me out and we would have to change something. But I am. I am very confident in myself and trust myself to get through this with the help of some really good people. I'm excited about where this organization is going." 

Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reported that Luck did not say he was changing his throwing motion as a result of the injury, but says the quarterback did say he was attempting to rework his delivery to incorporate his lower body more in order to relieve some stress on the shoulder. 

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