Colts rookie quarterback, Anthony Richardson, is facing a challenging setback as he is expected to be sidelined for a considerable period due to a right shoulder injury sustained in a recent game. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the initial diagnosis indicates a Grade 3 AC joint sprain, which typically entails a recovery period of at least one month or more.
While an MRI is scheduled for further evaluation of the injury, it appears highly likely that Richardson will be absent from multiple upcoming games. This leaves the Colts with Gardner Minshew as the designated starter in Richardson’s absence. Fortunately, Minshew has demonstrated strong performance throughout the season thus far.
In the game following Richardson’s injury, Minshew exhibited his skills by completing 11 of 14 passes for 155 yards, ultimately leading the Colts to victory against the Titans. The team has confidence that Minshew can maintain their competitive position in the AFC South.
A pivotal matchup looms as the 3-2 Colts and 3-2 Jaguars, both division co-leaders, are scheduled to face off on Sunday. This game holds added significance as Minshew will be squaring off against his former team, making it a highly anticipated showdown.