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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson had an unfortunate end to his rookie season, undergoing season-ending surgery to repair an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder. Luckily, it seems like he will be just fine for the 2024 season, and may even be ahead of schedule in his recovery process.

Richardson spoke about his injury at a Colts holiday event Tuesday, detailing that he has ambitious hopes of throwing passes as early as next month.

“They said 16 weeks after the surgery, but hopefully I’m trying to push to get (back) before that, but we’ll see,” said Richardson via The Athletic. “Hopefully, I can throw next month, but if not, whenever that time does come, I know I’m gonna rip it.”

This doesn’t mean that Richardson will be able to play again this season. That scenario is likely off the table. But that doesn’t mean that Colts fans aren’t calling for exactly that.

Richardson unfortunately wasn’t able to get too many reps in during his rookie season due to multiple injuries he suffered early on in the year. That being said, he did have some massive bright spots showing his limitless upside in his brief time on the field in 2023.

Thankfully for the Colts, veteran quarterback Gardner Minshew has done a great job in Richardson’s absence to help keep the team steady. Indianapolis finds itself directly in the playoff picture in the AFC thanks to Minshew’s steady play.

If Richardson indeed comes back healthy for the 2024-25 season, this Colts team could certainly be a team to watch as a true dark horse contender considering how it has performed despite the less-than-ideal circumstances that have come up this year.

[The Athletic]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.