Colts rookie QB Anthony Richardson ruled out for Week 3 vs. Ravens
The Indianapolis Colts seem to have found a gem in the form of Anthony Richardson. The rookie quarterback has exceeded expectations as the team’s starter during the first two weeks of the 2023 NFL season. Richardson was thought to be the biggest risk among the incoming rookie quarterbacks but has played really well thus far.
Unfortunately, Richardson went down with a concussion in Week 2 against the Houston Texans after scoring two rushing touchdowns. He was ruled out for the rest of the game and now will miss Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to Stephen Holder of ESPN.
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Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson will miss Sunday’s game after sustaining a concussion in Week 2, coach Shane Steichen said Friday.
Backup Gardner Minshew will start the road game against the Baltimore Ravens, with Sam Ehlinger serving as his backup.
Fortunately for the Colts, Richardson won’t be off the field for long. He’s optimistic that he’ll be ready for Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams.
A source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that Richardson is optimistic about playing in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams, assuming he passes through the protocol. The Colts and Richardson have been cautious this week in their discussions about his return.
In his first two games in the NFL, Richardson has rushed for three touchdowns while throwing for 279 yards and a touchdown with one interception.
Although he’s still raw, Richardson has shown a lot of promise as a star in the making for the Colts as the team may have finally found a new franchise quarterback.