Indianapolis rookie sensation Anthony Richardson is done for the season after he was placed on IR on Wednesday. Richardson will have surgery to repair his injured throwing shoulder.
Indianapolis Colts GM Jim Irsay announced the move on Twitter, “After consultation with our medical staff, Anthony, and those close to him, it has been determined that he will undergo surgery to repair his injured shoulder, which will end his season”.
ANTHONY RICHARDSON ROOKIE CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTED BY INJURIES
While Anthony Richardson has shown flashes of absolute brilliance, mostly with his legs, he has now suffered three injuries that have forced him to miss time in just four career games. Colts fans will be having bad flashbacks of Andrew Luck retiring to avoid any further injuries.
Richardson left the week 1 game with Jacksonville with a knee injury sustained when he tried to sneak the ball into the end zone in the fourth quarter. He then left the 31-20 win over the Texans with a concussion sustained after his second rushing TD of the game. This final injury, to his AC joint in his throwing shoulder, happened against the Titans on October 8th.
HC Shane Steichen reiterated the need to protect Anthony Richardson for the long term, “You take the guy fourth overall, a tremendous competitor, great player. The longevity of him needs to be at a premium, so this is the best thing for him moving forward.”
“This will be a great learning experience for him moving forward,” Steichen said. “He’ll be engaged, he’ll be in the meetings, he’ll be at practice, and he’ll learn this year sitting back and watching and learning. When you go through tough times, it’ll make you stronger and this is a tough time for any player. Your rookie year, you want to be out there with his teammates. I know he’s crushed about it, too. But I think it’ll help him make stronger.”