Report: Andrew Luck could have another surgery if he experiences pain
Andrew Luck has been receiving treatment on his shoulder in Europe for more than a month and is reportedly optimistic about how his rehab is going, but there is still a possibility that he could have to go under the knife again.
Sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that Luck will resume throwing in the near future, and it will be at that point that he will make a determination about whether he needs a corrective surgery to address the setbacks he has experienced. Luck previously experienced pain in his throwing arm when he was trying to make his way back after undergoing labrum surgery, and doctors said the pain was caused by biceps tendonitis.
According to Mortensen, surgery will be an option if the pain returns. The surgery would be different from the shoulder surgery Luck underwent, however, and it likely wouldn’t threaten his 2018 season. Here’s more:
If the pain returns during the throwing stage, an urgent discussion will occur for Luck to undergo a corrective surgery that involves relocating the biceps tendon that is attached to the repaired labrum, sources said.
The procedure is known as a tenodesis in which the biceps tendon is reattached by a screw to the humerus, the long bone that connects the shoulder joint to the elbow.
The normal recovery from the tendon procedure ranges from three to six months, according to medical sources, and would not normally project as a surgery that would threaten the 2018 season.
Luck has been hoping to avoid surgery by undergoing treatment in Europe, and he is said to be “optimistic” about the results. That said, it would appear that one report we heard recently was a bit premature.