Geathers is also being placed on PUP, but will remain there for at least the first six weeks of the regular season.
Ballard mentioned Luck has begun the throwing phase of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery in January and has not experienced any setbacks in his rehab.
Quarterback Andrew Luck, defensive lineman Kendall Langford and offensive lineman Brian Schwenke were the other players placed on preseason PUP. "We did some awesome things and then this year happened obviously and what transpired through this year and sat down after this year and decided that maybe it was time to do surgery on it".
Luck is not allowed to practice while on the PUP list, though he can can be activated at any point during training camp.
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The move to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center means just two off-site practices - at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday and at Warren Central High School on August 5 - will be open to the public. The Colts open the regular season September 10 at the Los Angeles Rams. "I don't worry about when he plays and where he plays". My concern and our concern as an organization is - look, we're all on the same page on this. To me, the next step is getting him into practice. "You don't want to see any setbacks [and] that's why we're following this process so closely and we're doing it with every player".
The Colts were extremely pleased with Clayton Geathers' second-year jump as he became a full-time starter last season.
The Colts drafted Ohio State's Malik Hooker to play opposite of Geathers, but Hooker will now be thrust into a leadership role right at the start of his career.
Ballard has enjoyed his first few months working alongside head coach Chuck Pagano, but the real evaluation begins when the team reports for training camp on Saturday.