Originally posted on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 2/29/12

Given that Luck wears a knee brace on his left leg, I expected to learn that he had a history of knee problems or some traumatic knee injury in his past. It turns out that Luck only wears the brace as a preventative measure – it seems to be “a Harbaugh thing” (though somebody in one forum suggested it was used to deliver a shock to Alex Smith to let him know where to throw the ball). Harbaugh wore one when he played, Luck wears one, and current Harbaugh tutorees Smith and Kaepernick wear them during games. The only drawbacks I could imagine of wearing a knee brace are (a) it would slow Luck down a tiny bit, and (b) he risks not winning Comeback Player of the Year after getting his knee wrecked by Bernard Pollard.  Ok, so that's a little sarcastic, but frankly I'm glad Luck has taken that step.

The only other injury Andrew Luck has suffered in his recent career is a broken right index finger against Notre Dame in 2009. The injury kept him out of the Sun Bowl that year (in which the Sooners defeated the Cardinals). But for the next 2 years, Luck went on to prove that ‘twas only a flesh wound, as he threw for 3338 and 3517 yards, respectively. Luck is not only one of the best quarterbacks in his class, but he’s one of the healthiest, too.

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