REPORT: Anthony Richardson Could Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson is considering getting season-ending surgery on his rough shoulder, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Richardson suffered a Grade 3 AC joint sprain against the Tennessee Titans last Sunday and was placed on Injured Reserve list due to the injury. While the team remains optimistic that he could rehab and return this season, it seems like that optimism is gone.

Richardson has received ‘four or five opinions’ on how to move forward with the injury and Rapoport notes that season-ending surgery might be the best ‘path forward’ to full heal the injury. The only positive thing the MRI showed, though, is that the labrum in his right shoulder is not torn. The ligaments looked better than expected, per the report.

Richardson and the team have yet to make a decision. While the No. 4 pick remains sidelined, Gardner Minshew will be the Colts starting QB.