"There is no question in their mind that he will open training camp throwing the football," Casserly added. "Right now, they're being conservative. He's throwing a weighted ball. That's where they are right now, but he's going to start training camp. They're totally confident in that."
Luck is healthy enough to participate in offseason practices, but he's learned the importance of adhering to a strict schedule after missing the entire 2017 season due to the shoulder injury.
It's been evident for some time, however, that the Colts are counting on the face of the franchise to be fully healthy and capable of withstanding the pounding once the season starts.
"You plan that he's going to be there [for Week 1]," Reich said. "All the rehab is checking off all the boxes: Yep, we hit that stage. Stage one, stage two, stage three. It's all been good. We'll just have to keep progressing on down that road."
He's not expected to air it out in OTAs and mandatory minicamp over the next month. If he's not a full participant when camp opens, though, it will be time to dust off the red flags for the Colts' 2018 season.