QB Anthony Richardson of the Colts is still debating whether to have shoulder surgery that would end his season.

QB Anthony Richardson of the Colts is still debating whether to have shoulder surgery that would end his season.

 

 

Anthony Richardson, the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, whimpers in discomfort after suffering an injury in the first half of a matchup with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October.
8 in Indianapolis in 2023.

Injured during the first half of an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Oct.
8 in Indianapolis in 2023.

Anthony Richardson, a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, is seen leaving the field after suffering an injury in the first half of a matchup with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October.
Indianapolis on August 8, 2023.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Richardson and the Indianapolis Colts are still considering their options for helping the rookie quarterback recover from a right shoulder injury, including possibly season-ending surgery.

A final choice has not been made and was not about to be made, according to coach Shane Steichen on Monday.

 

When asked if the team is putting Richardson’s long-term health ahead of a quick return, he responded, “Obviously, we want to do what’s best for him and this organization moving forward.”.
We will decide on that at the appropriate time, as I previously stated.
That method is still being assessed.

Richardson missed his second game of the year on Sunday at Jacksonville, but he traveled with the team and sat out of Indy’s loss by wearing a sling to protect his throwing shoulder.

The previous week, he suffered an injury at the conclusion of a brief first-half run against Tennessee.
He fell awkwardly to the ground, remained there for a few minutes, then walked slowly, his right shoulder sagging, to the team’s medical tent. Richardson left that 23-16 victory without coming back, and last week he was placed on injured reserve, which will keep him out for at least three more weeks.

Richardson’s absence might be quite a bit longer depending on how he and the Colts (3-3) decide to handle the sprained AC joint.

Steichen stated, “We’re still gathering as much data as we can.
“We want to choose this option because it will be best for him and his longevity.
This means that process is still being completed.

The former Florida Gators standout at 6-foot-4 and 244 pounds has a history of injuries.

He missed the final minute of Indianapolis’ season opener due to a bruised knee and sore ankle, missed Week 2’s win over Houston due to a concussion, and missed the following week while still in the concussion protocol.
Then, a week after getting back on the field and finishing his debut in the NFL, he injured his shoulder.

Richardson was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by Indianapolis.
Following his performance at the league’s annual scouting combine, he was selected with the No. 4 overall pick in April.

The Colts chose him as their starter after just one preseason game, despite the fact that some thought the 13-game college starter was a project.

He had a strong start, completing 59.7 percent of his passes in four games while throwing for 577 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.
In addition, he has 25 carries for 136 yards and four touchdowns, making him the first quarterback to have a TD run in each of his first three NFL contests since the Super Bowl era.

If Richardson does play again this year, he will also be attempting to break the Colts rookie quarterback rushing record as well as the franchise single-season records for most games with a TD pass and a TD run.

 

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