Anthony Richardson injury update; will the QB play vs Ravens in Week 3?
Colts’ head coach provides significant update on Anthony Richardson’s availability for NFL Week three
Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen delivered a significant update regarding Anthony Richardson’s status for Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens, and the news is not very optimistic.
After an impressive NFL debut last week, Richardson got off to a strong start this past Sunday, scoring touchdowns on the team’s first two drives, primarily relying on his rushing abilities rather than his passing skills. Unfortunately, this approach had consequences during his second touchdown run.
While making his way into the end zone for the second time, Richardson took a solid hit from a Houston Texans defender, causing him to fall to the ground. Although he quickly got up and celebrated the achievement, it appears that the impact and fall resulted in a concussion for the young quarterback, forcing him out of their eventual victory over Houston.
Since then, Indianapolis Colts fans have been wondering if Richardson would be able to complete the league’s concussion protocols in time to play this weekend or if Gardner Minshew would be the starting quarterback against the Ravens. The team’s head coach provided a significant update on the situation today, and it seems unlikely that the 21-year-old will be ready to play.
What did the Colts’ coach say about Richardson’s status?
On Wednesday, Steichen disclosed that Anthony Richardson is still in the concussion protocol and won’t participate in practice today. With just a few days remaining before Week 3, the chances of him receiving clearance in time appear quite slim.
NFL players must pass five distinct phases in the concussion protocol and receive clearance from both their team’s physician and an independent neurologist before returning to action.