Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced on Thursday that quarterback Andrew Luck has undergone injury on a troublesome throwing shoulder.

Luck only played seven games in the 2015 season as he dealt with a lacerated kidney and a partial tear of an abdominal muscle. Will be ready for season!

Luck missed one game past year with a concussion and two games in 2015 with a shoulder injury.

The team repeatedly insisted surgery would not be necessary when the injury inevitably was discussed over the past few months.

Irsay told Rapoport in December that Luck wouldn't need surgery. He was regularly on the injury report due to the ailment.

It's good that Luck is getting his shoulder fixed, if it's been bothering him enough that surgery was necessitated, but this is also a case of treating the symptom when it's the disease that needs to be cured.

Indianapolis finished the 2016 season with an 8-8 record and missed the play-offs for the second consecutive season. That means Lucks's eyeing a full recovery by mid-July, before training camp opens.

Luck is coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him throw for 4,240 yards with 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

He has completed 1,570 of 2,651 passes for 19,078 yards and 132 touchdowns, and has run 286 times for 1,442 yards and 14 touchdowns.

"No", Luck said, "I don't think so".