Ten months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, Andrew Luck will finally return to practice this week.
Colts GM Chris Ballard told Mike Chappel of WTTV that Luck will "slowly" get worked into practices this week.
"We’ve got a plan in place to where we want him to start getting him reps," Ballard said to Chappel, "and then, in time as we can get him incorporated back into team work and all that, we’ll get him back on the field.’’
Initially the Colts hoped Luck would be healthy enough to start Week 1, but backup Jacoby Brissett s gearing up to start again for Week 5.
The Colts have gotten off to a 1-3 start will continue with Brissett until Luck is ready to play.
Indianapolis will host the 49ers on Sunday. Chappel noted that Luck will "almost certainly" need "two or three weeks" of practice before returning to game action, making a return most likely at the end of October.
Luck signed a six-year, $140 million deal in June 2016 and has a 43-27 record as a starting quarterback since being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
The 28-year–old Luck has thrown for 132 touchdowns and 68 interceptions in his five NFL seasons.