Jim Irsay believes Andrew Luck has 'turned the corner' in rehab

The team will also monitor his practice reps to get him ready for the regular season.

Andrew Luck missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder during the offseason, but Colts owner Jim Irsay believes his star quarterback will soon be back on the field.

“All indicators are (the) healing is going really well and we feel really optimistic that he’s turned the corner and has a full decade ahead of him of excellence,’’ Irsay said, via CBS4Indy.com. “That’s a long period of time.’’

Luck, currently working with specialists to help him get back to full strength, is expected to rejoin the team for offseason workouts.

“I expect him to throw quite a bit,’’ Irsay said. “I expect him to channel his Brett Favre, if you will, and just say ‘The hell with it . . . let’s go play football, let’s go rock and roll.’

“There’s never been anything unusually ominous or surprising or behind the scenes that’s taken us by surprise. There really hasn’t been. The throwing shoulder, there’s a lot going on there. It’s a complicated mechanism. At this level, with the type of torque that’s put out, you just want to make sure you bring him along the right way.’’

Luck has thrown for over 4,000 yards in three of his five NFL seasons. He also has 132 touchdown passes to just 68 interceptions, but he has never registered a QB rating above 96.5.