Anthony Richardson Out 4 Weeks, Colts Odds Depend on Minshew

  • The Indianapolis Colts placed quarterback Anthony Richardson on injured reserve Wednesday.
  • His shoulder injury sidelines Richardson for at least four weeks, but could cost him the season with surgery a possibility.
  • Gardner Minshew takes over with the Colts having +425 odds to win the AFC South.

INDIANAPOLIS – Starting quarterback Anthony Richardson will miss at least four weeks after the Indianapolis Colts placed him on injured reserve. Richardson suffered a grade three AC joint sprain in Sunday’s game.

When Will Anthony Richardson Return?

Anthony Richardson will miss between four to eight weeks depending how rehab goes, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter. There’s a possibility that shoulder surgery could keep him out the rest of the season.

However, no one will know if surgery is necessary until Richardson’s shoulder is put to the test in rehab. The shoulder injury is Ricardson’s second injury in just five NFL games, meaning the Colts may take it slow with their 2023 fourth-overall pick.

How Does Richardson’s Absence Affect Colts Betting

The Colts are 4.0-point underdogs at USA online sportsbooks against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. Richardson was already expected to miss the game, but the close spread shows sportsbooks are trusting Gardner Minshew.

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Minshew stepped in and earned three wins for the Colts in Richardson’s absence. He won his only start against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3, going 27/44 for 227 passing yards and a touchdown.

That win kept the Colts in the race for the AFC South led by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Indianapolis’s +425 odds to win the AFC South at NFL online sportsbooks would greatly shorten with a win on Sunday.

AFC South Odds

  • Jacksonville Jaguars -125
  • Tennessee Titans +400
  • Indianapolis Colts +425
  • Houston Texans +525

Jacksonville leads the division with a 3-2 overall record and a 1-1 divisional record. The Colts are also 3-2 but have a 2-1 record against AFC South opponents.