Former Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson sustained an AC joint injury Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Richardson, a rookie starting QB for the Indianapolis Colts, has already endured an injury this season. Sunday’s game marks the third out of four NFL games Richardson has been pulled out of due to injury.
Previous Injuries This Season
In the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars and his pro debut, Richardson departed in the final minute due to a bruised knee and sore ankle.
During Week 2 against the Houston Texans on Sept. 17, Richardson suffered a concussion.
The incident occurred when Richardson scored on a 15-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. As he neared the goal line, Houston safety M.J. Stewart hit him at full speed, causing Richardson’s head to hit the turf.
The NFL ruled the injury as a Grade 1 Head Cranial Concussion.
Anthony Richardson Is Out With A Concussion Vs Texans pic.twitter.com/LAAdo98MCH
— BigDawgDraven (@BigMan_Draven) September 17, 2023
Due to the injury, Richardson missed Week 3’s Colts vs. the Baltimore Ravens game, giving way for Gardner Minshew II.
Richardson did not return to the field until Week 4’s game against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 1.
— Colts Coverage (@Colts_Coverage) September 29, 2023
AC Joint Injury
Anthony Richardson’s shoulder injury from Sunday’s game against the Texans was ruled by the NFL as a Grade 3 AC joint sprain. Richardson’s x-rays after the game came back negative which was a positive sign for the former Gators QB.
The injury occurred in the second quarter of the game during a 4-yard scramble.
Colts coach Shane Steichen said Richardson will not play in the Week 6 road game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“He will miss some time,” Steichen said.
Anthony Richardson injured his shoulder on this play. Typical mechanism for possible
-AC joint sprain
— Dr. Evan Jeffries, DPT (@GameInjuryDoc) October 8, 2023
What To Expect
The team is still evaluating whether or not Richardson will need to go on the IR, which would see the quarterback miss a minimum of four games.
The Colts are set to play the Jaguars on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at TIAA Bank Stadium. Gardner Minshew is expected to be the starting quarterback during Richardson’s absence.