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Colts place Anthony Richardson on IR, rookie QB sidelined for not less than one month

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Indianapolis Colts rookie sensation Anthony Richardson should sit out for at least 4 video games as he works his manner again to the soccer subject from a shoulder damage. The crew formally positioned the 21-year-old quarterback on injured reserve on Wednesday.

Richardson’s shoulder hit the turf exhausting within the first half of the Colts’ Week 5 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Colts head coach Shane Steichen stated there was no timeline for Richardson’s return.

 “We’ll proceed to judge that course of,” Steichen stated. “Haven’t got a timetable to return.”

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5) leaves the sector after being injured through the first half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, October 8, 2023, in Indianapolis.  (AP Picture/Darron Cummings)

Richardson has endured a number of damage setbacks early on in his NFL profession. He entered concussion protocol after he suffered a head damage within the Week 2 recreation in opposition to the Houston Texans. Gardner Minshew dealt with the beginning duties for Indy’s Week 3 time beyond regulation win over the Baltimore Ravens.

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The Colts will face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Indy then have matchups in opposition to the Browns, Saints and Panthers. The Colts at the moment sit at 3-2 and are in a tie with the Jags for first place within the AFC South division.

Longtime crew proprietor Jim Irsay took to X, previously often known as Twitter, to verify Wednesday’s roster transfer.

Minshew has thrown two touchdowns and no interceptions since he has been thrust into motion instead of an injured Richardson up to now this season.

Steichen expressed confidence about Minshew’s capability to fill in, irrespective of how lengthy Richardson stays unavailable.

“It will get robust when a man will get dinged up, and he is been dinged up,” Steichen stated earlier this week. “He is clearly a really, very proficient participant, and it is robust. However we have now loads of religion in Gardner to step in and go function the way in which he is been doing.”

Anthony Richardson winces

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson winces in ache after being injured through the first half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, October 8, 2023, in Indianapolis.  (AP Picture/Darron Cummings)

Steichen has some familiarity with Minshew, having coached him final season when he was the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. Mishew began a few video games final season when star quarterback Jalen Hurts suffered a shoulder damage.

“I feel he is an elite processor of the sport. You have bought a man that may course of the sport rapidly and make fast choices. He is actually good, he is correct, he is aware of the place to go along with the soccer on the proper time and the appropriate place, and he is been superior for us,” Steichen stated in reference to Minshew.

Anthony Richardson runs for a TD

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5) runs for a landing in opposition to the Houston Texans within the first half of an NFL soccer recreation in Houston, Sunday, September 17, 2023.  (AP Picture/Eric Christian Smith)

Richardson additionally missed time through the Colts’ season opener on account of what was later described as knee soreness. 

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Sam Ehlinger has been elevated to the No. 2 quarterback for Sunday’s recreation. The Colts additionally added Kellen Mond to the apply squad.

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