Colts Dec 13, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Detailed view of an Indianapolis Colts helmet against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson’s promising rookie season appears to have come to an early end.

Richardson, who left Indianapolis’ Week 5 win with a shoulder injury that kept him out of the Colts’ Week 6 loss, will ‘probably’ miss the rest of the season and undergo shoulder surgery in the next week, Colts owner Jim Irsay told ESPN on Monday.

“There’s a debate going, but it’s probably going to lead toward surgery in the next week or so,” Irsay said. “We’re just trying to figure out exactly how and when and what we want to do and what Anthony wants to do.”

Richardson took the league by storm, recording three passing touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns in the four games he appeared in, as the fourth overall pick started to show flashes of what he could do with the ball.

The Colts will likely go with Gardner Minshew for the rest of the season. He started Sunday’s loss in Jacksonville and went  33-for-55 and threw for 329 yards in addition to a touchdown and three interceptions. The Colts return to action this Sunday when they host the Cleveland Browns.

The Colts and Richardson both appear to be taking things very cautiously considering both sides expect Richardson to be the franchise quarterback for years to come.

Social media saw plenty sending their well wishes to Richardson.