Starts throwing, but on PUP list

"Andrew's got to work on getting his throwing motion back, all his strength back, " general manager Chris Ballard said Monday.

Left unanswered, though, is when will the process the team has strictly adhered to throughout the offseason allow him to actually practice, then play? Luck was held out of the following two games.

"We're exactly where I thought we'd be at this time", Ballard said. He underwent surgery for an injury he confirmed originated in September 2015 in a game at Tennessee, about six weeks before he went down with a lacerated kidney in a game with the Denver Broncos.

Luck, who threw for 31 touchdowns and completed a career-high 63.5 percent of his passes in 2016, had surgery to fix a torn labrum last winter.

Ballard assured the assembled media that Luck did not have a set back and will still be ready to go for the Colts for Week 1 of the regular season. "We are going to make sure, obviously, that the shoulder has to be ready and the doctors are going to give full approval before he starts putting real reps on it and that sort of thing".

Per Bowen, Luck has been throwing a football since last week. "He'll be ready to go and perform at a good level".

Geathers, who had neck surgery in March, will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season. He's done everything from a rehab standpoint. The same is true of defensive lineman Kendall Langford and offensive lineman Brian Schwenke.

The rookies reported for camp on Saturday and rookie safety Malik Hooker was cleared for practice.