Exactly how far are we past the point in which a typically encouraging phrase like "everything is going as planned" stopped being comforting to Indianapolis Colts' fans? We have to be at a full year now, right? If I had to guess what the plan was at this point I'd assume it was to have Andrew Luck inducted into the 'Hall Of Fame' for having set the NFL record for longest recovery period or most unrealized potential, so perhaps there's a more assuring way in which to speak of his prognosis.
Admittedly, Frank Reich is new to this whole "franchise quarterback without a functioning throwing shoulder" debacle, so he's surely still getting used to dealing with the rightful frustrations of fans. I just can't help but think it would behoove him to expound on the availability timeline of the arm for which his team's fortunes rest on. Maybe, just maybe, he could have given a target window for when he expects Andrew Luck to be able to pick up a football and raise it up passed his head without risking the complete detachment of one of the most valuable limbs in all of sports.
I don't know, something...no...anything other than referring back to some vague plan that has been revised more times than Jim Irsay's prescription at the street pharmacist. The Colts' new head coach inherited quite possibly the most botched case of modern medical care so, relatively speaking, he might somehow be correct in his assessment of "exceptionally well". I just think that he's probably better off saving such glowing terms for the first time Andrew Luck is a limited participant in practice, if only because his fanbase has already suffered through more disappointing changes to an unwritten itinerary than those on a group vacation planned entirely by me.