Update, Wednesday 10/18 — Richardson will get surgery on his injured shoulder and be shut down for the rest of the season. This was the likely outcome as the team wants to be cautious with their franchise QB, who played well enough in his first season to feel good about his development as an NFL signal caller.
#Colts QB Anthony Richardson is scheduling season-ending shoulder surgery, with multiple opinions believing it is the only way to fix his significant AC joint injury. Richardson is already on Injured Reserve and doing right by Indy’s franchise QB is paramount. pic.twitter.com/MViHW7hCp0— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2023
The Indianapolis Colts don’t look like they’ll get their first round rookie quarterback back this season. Colts owner Jim Irsay told ESPN that Anthony Richardson was “probably” done for the season, as it looks like he’ll have surgery on his injured shoulder.
The Colts and Richardson have been weighing their options after Richardson injured his shoulder in Week 5 against the Titans and went on I.R. the following week. Irsay wasn’t definitive in his statements, as Richardson has final say, but the team wants to be cautious with a player they hope becomes the face of the franchise moving forward.
Richardson showed well in his limited time on the field, as many believed he was too raw as a passer to be useful early on in his NFL career. He ended up throwing for 577 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception on 84 pass attempts. He also added 25 rushing attempts for 136 yards and four rushing touchdowns.
The main problem for Richardson was his trouble with injuries, as he suffered a concussion and missed a game before injuring his shoulder. Hopefully he’ll learn to protect himself better next season when he returns.