Unfortunately, rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson is hurt— again. In the Week 5 game for the Indianapolis Colts against the Tennessee Titans, Richardson ran the ball and fell on his right throwing shoulder when he was tackled. As the defenders got off of the young quarterback, Richardson remained on the ground, immediately pointing at his shoulder.
As Lucas Oil Stadium went silent, the rookie walked back into the locker room, without much movement to his right arm. It has been announced as a right shoulder injury, and Richardson has been ruled out of the game.
Anthony Richardson leaves game with right shoulder injury
This has unfortunately become a theme for the young quarterback, who left his first NFL game with a bruised knee, and his second career game with a concussion. While he’s been great when on the field, fans are worried about his ability to consistently be available.
In Sunday’s game, Richardson had completed 9-of-12 passes for 98 yards, and only had two carries for five yards. The Colts were leading 10-6 when Richardson exited the game, and his status was initially listed as questionable to return, but he has since been ruled out.
Fortunately, Indianapolis has Gardner Minshew, who is one of the best backup quarterbacks in football. On his first drive after entering the game, he went 3-of-5 for 37 yards and drove Indianapolis down the field. However, the drive didn’t result in points, as the Colts were unable to convert a well-designed fourth-down attempt.
Even if Minshew plays well, and the Colts get a well-needed win against the Tennessee Titans, everyone would be thinking about the health of Anthony Richardson. Indy just got Jonathan Taylor back from the PUP list, and all everyone wants to see is those two in the backfield together. Hopefully, Richardson’s injury isn’t that bad and he can get back out on the field soon, resuming his promising career.