Colts owner Jim Irsay details Anthony Richardson's surgery, calls it a success

Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson underwent surgery to his throwing shoulder. The team detailed the process and plan for his recovery.
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Late Tuesday evening, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay posted on Twitter/X sharing two sets of announcements, one regarding Anthony Richardson's successful shoulder surgery and the other regarding the latest on comments from officials from Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

As far as Anthony Richardson's surgery, it was done on Tuesday in Los Angeles and from the words of Jim Irsay, "it was a success!" No further damage was found and the procedure was completed with no external concern presenting itself. Mr. Irsay concluded his post with reassurance that, "Anthony is doing well," and showed appreciation for his fans once more for their concern and well wishes. Irsay would also mention that there is no current timetable for his [Richardson's] return, which is to be expected.

There is already no time being wasted for Anthony Richardson as his rehab begins Thursday according ESPN's Stephen Holder, who also named Richardson’s surgeon.

"My understanding is that Colts QB Anthony Richardson's surgery in L.A. today was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, a renowned surgeon who has done procedures on the late Kobe Bryant and did Aaron Rodgers' recent Achilles repair."

Stephen Holder, ESPN

Anthony Richardson has successful shoulder surgery

Next up for the Colts and Anthony Richardson is discovering a timetable for a return, more specifically, for team-based practice. Shane Steichen said last Wednesday that, "there was a good chance," Richardson is available for Spring workouts, though he was cautiously optimistic.

In the meantime, Shane Steichen has also mentioned how valuable him staying in the building and on the sideline will be for 2024 and beyond. That’s why it’s good that Richardson will be doing his rehab in Indianapolis. That will allow him to stay around the team, and be present so that he can pick up as much knowledge as possible.

The progression of Anthony Richardson's rehab won't be apparent until the next calendar year, though, Steichen and company appear to be optimistic of such a return.