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Anthony Richardson To Undergo Surgery, Season Over

Rookie Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson will undergo season-ending surgery on his shoulder, owner Jim Irsay confirmed on Wednesday.

This will not come as a surprise considering Irsay intimated Anthony Richardson would be out all season earlier this week.

Anthony Richardson injured his throwing shoulder during the Week 5 victory over the Tennessee Titans. In four NFL starts, he’s had to come off the field due to injury.


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When he did play, he completed 50-of-84 passes for 577 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He also had 136 yards rushing on 25 attempts and four rushing scores.

Shoulder injuries are always ominous for quarterbacks as the Colts know all too well. They watched Andrew Luck fail to reignite his career after his own shoulder issue.

However, head coach Shane Steichen says the fact Richardson is a runner means he’s not reliant on throwing alone to make plays.

“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,” owner Jim Irsay said in a statement. 

“Anthony is a competitor, and we know how difficult and disappointing this is for him and our team. We collected several medical opinions and we felt this was the best course of action for his long-term health. We anticipate a full recovery and there is no doubt Anthony has a promising future. In the meantime, I love the fight of this team and I’m excited for the opportunity we have ahead of us. It starts this week with Cleveland.”


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“We’ll cross that bridge next year when we get there,” Steichen said. “But again, one of the things that makes him really good is [he’s] a runner, and a lot of those guys around the league that run and make plays, that’s what helps your offense. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

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