Anthony Richardson, the Colts’ starting quarterback, is thought to have sprained his AC joint.

Anthony Richardson, the Colts’ starting quarterback, is thought to have sprained his AC joint.

Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson exits the game after taking a significant blow during a running play.

Anthony Richardson, the Colts quarterback, is having an MRI on his injured shoulder, but a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the initial diagnosis is a sprained AC joint.

After being tackled on a 4-yard run with 4:39 remaining in the second quarter of Sunday’s 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans, Richardson suffered an injury.

As he landed on the turf, Richardson’s right shoulder took the majority of the blow, and as he did so, he immediately reacted by pointing to it.

He was attended to by the team’s training staff for a short while and was briefly examined in the sideline medical tent before being escorted to the locker room, unable to move his right arm.

In addition, concussion forced Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox to leave the game in the second half.


The No. 1 player’s latest injury concern is this one.
The fourth pick overall in the draft held in April.
In the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Richardson took a blow to his right knee and was substituted out for the final few plays by head coach Shane Steichen.

Richardson suffered a concussion in the second quarter of the following week’s game against the Houston Texans and was unable to continue.
He also missed the following week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.


After Sunday’s game, Richardson will have participated in just 12 of the Colts’ possible 20 quarters.

Richardson was replaced by Gardner Minshew. In Week 3’s victory over the Ravens, Minshew, who has made 25 career starts, started for the Colts.

Richardson has been aggressively used by the Colts as a runner because of his dual threat approach, which has presented real difficulties for defenses.
In quarterback-designed runs, they were fourth in the NFL as of Week 5.


The Colts will have to answer concerns about how that strategy exposes Richardson to additional hits given his injuries, though.


Coach Shane Steichen said, “I think when you have a dynamic player like him, obviously, one of his skillsets is a runner [and] that makes him really good.
He was injured on a planned run that was similar to one he completed last week during which he scored a significant touchdown.

“So you need to consider that stuff and use it wisely.


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