Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard Says QB Andrew Luck Shouldn’t Start Season on PUP List

It seems no one really knows exactly when Andrew Luck will return to practicing and playing for the Colts, but don’t necessarily expect him to start the season on the physically unable to perform list, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero on Wednesday that although there is no timeline for Luck’s return, all indications point to the quarterback not starting the season on PUP. Luck has progressed in his throwing program the past two weeks, rebuilding motion and strength — and the Colts don’t want their franchise QB skipping steps or rushing back, Pelissero reported.

Ballard’s comment comes a day after Colts coach Chuck Pagano reiterated he didn’t have a timeline for Luck’s return as the team prepares for its preseason opener against the Lions.

“We are where we are with that,” Pagano told reporters Tuesday, via ESPN. “There’s no timeline. When they say he’s healthy and ready to go, we’ll get him out there. He’s played a lot of football.”

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