Andrew Luck's 2015 season was lost due to shoulder issues and a lacerated kidney that kept him out for nine games.
But on the Colts' first day back Monday, he said he was ready to "roll around," despite not answering a question about on-field limitations.
"I don't have to answer that question now because we're not on the field (laughs)," Luck said, via comments distributed by the team. "I wish I had a crystal ball and had all the answers for you."
Luck said he "participated in everything and enjoyed it," though the nebulous and largely hands-off nature of these workouts prevents us from knowing exactly what Luck did and what that means for his recovery.
When he was asked if he was "as healthy as you can be" Luck had this to say: "No, I still have some work to do, certainly. That being said, you're always working to get better. You're always working to feel better. You're always working to be in better shape, to be more physically fit, so that's still a process. It's been a process that we laid down basically that first week after the season ended with our trainers and PT's, the coaches and myself. We said, 'Alright, here's the plan. Here's the plan basically until training camp starts and let's follow this plan.' It's been a great plan so far. I feel really, really good."
For now, Luck seemed like he was just excited to have 2015 behind him even if the questions linger. And when it comes to Luck, there are far more important questions than his playing style.
This will be a big summer for Luck, who could sign the biggest contract in NFL history. Owner Jim Irsay wanted the deal done by July 4. In the meantime, he will have to take the slow route back in rehabilitation in order to protect such a serious investment. He did not disclose the timeline for his rehab or what he needs to do in order to make a full recovery by the start of the season.
If that means delaying the "rolling around," then so be it.