Andrew Luck addresses return timetable, says he hasn’t thrown football yet

Andrew Luck seemed to be in good spirits as he addressed the media on his recovery and what’s in store for his NFL career.

Luck missed all of the 2017 season and a large chunk of 2016 with a lingering shoulder injury, but he indicated the recovery process is moving along well.

If I wasn’t making progress, it would freak me out and we would have to change something, Luck said, via the IndyStar. But I am.

Luck said he was not ready to disclose the timetable of his return, but that he will get back on the field better than ever. He said he plans on entering camp without any limitations.

Pacers: Victor Oladipo extended his streak of consecutive games with a steal to 63, tying him with Gary Payton for the fifth-longest streak in NBA history. … The Pacers have lost 12 of their past 15 regular-season meetings with the Raptors. … Indiana is 20-20 on the road.

Raptors: Ibaka matched a career best with five made 3-pointers. … Toronto had 20 rebounds in the first quarter. … The Raptors won 56 games in 2015-16, when they had 32 home victories. … Toronto had 23 turnovers, a season worst. … The Raptors set a season best for points allowed.

Casey is the third coach in NBA history to improve his team’s win total in six of seven seasons. The others were Boston’s Red Auerbach (1955-56 to 1961-62) and Phoenix’s John MacLeod (1974-75 to 1980-81).

We’ve reduced the number of returns, Packers president Mark Murphy, who is a member of the competition committee, said. But we haven’t really done anything to make the play safer.

While it’s not likely the kickoff would be eliminated for 2018, the future of the play is in doubt. Murphy added the message for teams is, If you don’t make changes to make it safer, we’re going to do away with it. It’s that serious. It’s by far the most dangerous play in the game.

This discussion is the latest addition to rules surrounding player safety that have emerged at the owners meetings, which includes a controversial new rule that would eject any player who lowers his head to initiate contact with his helmet.

Texas’ Bartolo Colon struck out four straight during two scoreless innings in his first relief appearance since 2016 with the New York Mets. The 44-year-old right-hander started the fifth game for the Rangers before Martin Perez came off the disabled list to join the rotation.

It was the 10th relief appearance compared to 529 starts for Colon, who is in his 21st season.

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