Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced on his Twitter account that rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) had successful surgery on his right shoulder in Los Angeles to fix a Grade 3 AC joint sprain. Doctors didn't find anything new or surprising during the surgery and just repaired what was expected. There is currently no timetable for the first-rounder's return, but we know that he will miss the rest of his rookie season. The 21-year-old has tremendous upside in real life and fantasy football, but he could become injury-prone if he continues to run at a high rate. Richardson's athleticism is off the charts. He will be in the QB1 conversation going into the 2024 season and should be ready for Week 1. Gardner Minshew will continue to be an option in two-QB superflex leagues the rest of this year as the Colts' starter.
Oct 24, 2023 11:11 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) is set to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. The talented rookie suffered the shoulder injury in the Week 5 win over the Tennessee Titans and was quickly placed on Injured Reserve. The 21-year-old was only able to play in four games, and he left three contests early. Still, he racked up 577 passing yards, 136 rushing yards, and seven total touchdowns. The No. 4 overall pick showed glimpses of his elite rushing ceiling, which will likely make him a highly drafted fantasy quarterback in 2024. Gardner Minshew, barring an injury, is expected to be to Colts' starter for the remainder of the 2023 campaign.
Oct 18, 2023 11:31 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) looks to be trending toward missing the rest of the regular season. Colts owner Jim Irsay said that the rookie will "probably" miss the rest of the regular season and "could" undergo shoulder surgery in the next week or so. There's no definite word just yet, but the direction that the situation is headed isn't great. If Richardson does, in fact, miss the rest of the season, then Gardner Minshew will be a hotter commodity moving forward. Fantasy managers will want to stay tuned to hear if the surgery will be definite.
Oct 16, 2023 9:14 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) "is strongly considering season-ending shoulder surgery on his damaged AC joint," according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Richardson injured himself in Week 5, was quickly ruled out, and eventually landed on short-term injured reserve. While this move leaves the door open for the Florida product to return in 2023, a surgery would sideline him for the remainder of his rookie campaign. According to Rapoport, Richardson received at least four different medical opinions on his injury and surgery was "deemed by some as the best option to fully heal his right throwing shoulder." He also reports that Richardson's right labrum is not torn and his ligaments look better than expected. Nevertheless, it looks like the first-round pick could have a significant road to recovery ahead of him. Gardner Minshew will quarterback Indianapolis in the interim.
Oct 15, 2023 8:17 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder), who was placed on Injured Reserve on Wednesday, is expected to miss four to eight weeks, depending on his rehab and whether he would still need surgery on his right shoulder, according to a source. Richardson suffered an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder in the Week 5 win over the Tennessee Titans and is now going to be out for a while. The talented 21-year-old signal-caller deserves to be stashed in all fantasy formats for now, as he should be able to make a return later in the year. Until then, veteran Gardner Minshew will lead the Colts' offense and will be in play in two-QB leagues for the foreseeable future.
Oct 11, 2023 11:01 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) was placed on Injured Reserve Wednesday, meaning he will be required to miss at least the next four games. It's a tough break for the 21-year-old, who already missed a game with a concussion this season. Richardson has played well in his limited action, scoring three passing touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns with just one interception in four game appearances. Gardner Minshew will lead the Colts offense against at least the Jaguars, Browns, Saints, and Panthers over the next four weeks. In the three games in which Minshew has thrown at least three passes this season, the Colts have come away with a win.
Oct 11, 2023 10:10 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen told reporters on Monday that rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) will miss "some time" after suffering a sprained AC joint in the Week 5 win over the Tennessee Titans. Richardson could miss even more time, too, as he was initially diagnosed with a Grade 3 sprain. The 21-year-old is seeking a second opinion, but don't be surprised if the Colts eventually put him on Injured Reserve, which would require him to miss at least four games. It's a tough blow for the Colts and fantasy managers that had been riding with the fourth overall pick as their QB1 in his first NFL season. Gardner Minshew will start under center for Indy in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and for however long Richardson is sidelined.
Oct 9, 2023 10:18 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) is seeking a second opinion from renowned shoulder specialist Dr. Keith Meister, according to a source. Richardson is expected to miss the Week 6 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with what is believed to be a sprained AC joint. The 21-year-old initially received a diagnosis of a Grade 3 AC joint sprain, which would knock him out of action for a month or more. In that case, the fourth overall pick of this year's NFL draft could be headed for a stint on Injured Reserve. We'll see what a second opinion brings, but fantasy managers should expect Richardson to miss more than one game moving forward. Backup Gardner Minshew will become a low-end QB2 option in superflex leagues.
Oct 9, 2023 11:07 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) is believed to have suffered a Grade 3 AC joint sprain. If an MRI confirms the diagnosis, the rookie could be out a month or more. A stint on injured reserve then becomes a legitimate option. The first-round pick exited the Colts contest against Tennessee in the second quarter and did not return. Gardner Minshew led the Colts to a victory in the second half and would be the guy under center moving forward. When on the field, Richardson has given fantasy managers reasons to celebrate but this is now his third injury (knee, concussion) to begin the season.
Oct 9, 2023 9:07 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) has been diagnosed with an AC joint sprain after X-rays came back negative, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The rookie had completed nine of 12 passes for 98 yards and also added five rushing yards prior to departing the contest. Gardner Minshew took over at quarterback for the remainder of Week 5 and would be in line to start next Sunday versus the Jaguars if Richardson can't play.
Oct 8, 2023 5:03 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) has already been ruled out for the remainder of Week 5, but the good news is that his x-rays came back negative, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 21-year-old continued to show promise before departing Sunday's contest as he completed nine of 12 passes for 98 yards. He also had five rushing yards. Gardner Minshew will handle quarterback duties for the remainder of Week 5, though it's far too early to tell whether Richardson will miss any additional games going forward.
Oct 8, 2023 3:20 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) has been downgraded to out for the remainder of Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. He suffered a serious shoulder injury during the first half of Sunday's game and was taken to the locker room. The team initially listed him as questionable before ruling him out during the second half. Richardson being unable to return is not much of a surprise considering he appeared to be in extreme pain. For the time being, it will be Gardner Minshew at quarterback for the Colts.
Oct 8, 2023 2:46 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) is officially questionable to return against the Tennessee Titans. He suffered a serious shoulder injury during the first half of Sunday's game and was taken to the locker room. While the Colts have left the door open for the rookie to return, it would be surprising to see him log another snap given how much pain he was in. For the time being, it will be Gardner Minshew at quarterback for the Colts.
Oct 8, 2023 2:20 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen said that rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (concussion) will start in Week 4 on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Richardson suffered a concussion in Week 2 and was held out of the Week 3 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. However, the fourth overall pick in this year's draft cleared the concussion protocol this week and is good to return to a starting role, pushing Gardner Minshew back to the bench. The 21-year-old is going to need to make improvements as a passer, but he's already a high-end rusher at the QB position and will have QB1 upside most weeks, including this weekend in his return against the Rams.
Sep 29, 2023 1:27 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (concussion) is at practice again on Thursday. His last step to clear the league's concussion protocol will be clearance by an independent neurologist. Richardson was listed as a full practice participant on Wednesday, so it seems like only a matter of time before he gains full clearance to return for a Week 4 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. The 21-year-old first-rounder suffered a concussion in Week 2 and was forced to sit out of last week's overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. If Richardson is able to suit up this Sunday, he'll be an upside QB2 play, mainly for his elite rushing ability. Gardner Minshew would head back to the bench.
Sep 28, 2023 3:06 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (concussion) is still in the league's concussion protocol, but he's expected to practice on Wednesday and will take starter's repetitions, according to head coach Shane Steichen. It's a good sign for Richardson's progress and chances to start in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams. The first-round rookie suffered a concussion in Week 2 and was held out of last week's upset win over the Baltimore Ravens in overtime, but it looks like there's a chance he'll only miss one game. Although backup Gardner Minshew game-managed the team to a big win this past weekend, Richardson is going to be Indy's starter under center if he's cleared. It's likely he'll be listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday's official report.
Sep 27, 2023 11:40 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (concussion) will miss the Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday as he remains in the league's concussion protocol. However, a source said that Richardson is optimistic about playing in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams, assuming he passes through the protocols next week. The Colts and Richardson have been cautious this week in their discussions about his return. Veteran Gardner Minshew entered for the concussed Richardson in last week's win over the Houston Texans and threw for 171 yards on 19-for-23 passing with a touchdown and no interceptions. Minshew will make the start this weekend for the first time since Week 17 last season while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sep 22, 2023 1:52 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (concussion) has officially been ruled out for the Week 3 game on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens due to a concussion that he sustained in the Week 2 win over the Houston Texans. With Richardson sidelined, veteran Gardner Minshew will make his first start in a Colts uniform on the road in Baltimore. The 21-year-old Richardson had two rushing scores and was well on his way to a big game last week before he became concussed. He remains in the league's concussion protocol and it remains to be seen if he'll be cleared in time to play in Week 4 at home against the Los Angeles Rams. Minshew will be in play as a low-end QB2 option for those in leagues that start two quarterbacks.
Sep 22, 2023 1:15 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (concussion) will miss his second straight day of practice on Thursday as he remains in the league's concussion protocol. Richardson was on his way to a big day in his second career NFL game in the Week 2 win over the Houston Texans -- he had two rushing touchdowns -- but a concussion ended his day early and now he's in danger of missing a Week 3 tilt against the Baltimore Ravens on the road. Fantasy managers that have been rolling with the talented 21-year-old signal-caller as a QB2 with upside through the first two weeks of 2023 need to have a backup plan in place. If Richardson can't gain clearance by Sunday, veteran backup Gardner Minshew will make his first start for the Colts.
Sep 21, 2023 2:40 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol, according to head coach Shane Steichen. This obviously means that the rookie QB will not practice on Wednesday and this puts his status for Sunday's Week 3 contest against the Baltimore Ravens in doubt. Richardson sustained the concussion after hitting his head on the turf while scoring his second rushing touchdown of the game during Sunday's Week 2 win over the Houston Texans. Fantasy managers should monitor his practice status closely over the next few days. However, if he remains in protocol heading into the weekend, he likely won't play, so having a backup plan is recommended. Gardner Minshew would fill in as the Colts' starting QB if Richardson is unable to suit up.
Sep 20, 2023 12:01 PM EST