Andrew Luck will return to the field this season if he's healthy, regardless of whether the Indianapolis Colts are out of the playoff picture.

The Colts are 1-2 this season and have appeared to be one of the NFL's worst teams.

Luck could return as soon as Week 6.

"Number 12, he's our man," running back Frank Gore said earlier this week. "He really makes this ship go. With him, it'll be even greater. He loves the game. That's one guy that I think loves football more than me. He loves football and I respect him. My three years here, that's a football player. Tough, smart, true football player."