Andrew Luck is officially headed back to the practice field.
The Indianapolis Colts quarterback, sidelined since surgery in January to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, will begin taking reps with an eye on returning this month.
"We'll slowly start working him back into practice this week," Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Monday during the team's radio show. "We'll see how much he gets.
"But we've got a plan in place to where we want him to start getting him reps and then, in time as we can get him incorporated back into team work and all that, we'll get him back on the field."
The Colts are 1-3 this season with Scott Tolzien and Jacoby Brissett at quarterback, but neither has lived up to the Pro Bowl standard set by Luck, who threw for 4,240 yards with 31 touchdowns last season.
"Andrew's doing good, he's doing really good," Ballard said. "I've watched him throw the ball and he's starting to get his motion back, getting his lower body to start working with his upper body.
"His strength levels are getting back to where they need to be."
Luck will still likely need time to transition to game speed before taking the field possibly on October 16 against the Tennessee Titans or six days later at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars.