The Indianapolis Colts announced on Monday that rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson recently underwent minor nose surgery to correct his nasal septum:
Anthony Richardson had a procedure on his nose yesterday to correct his nasal septum. He will miss practice today and depending on how he feels we expect him to return tomorrow.— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) July 31, 2023
It appears to just be a minor correction surgery that was presumably unrelated to football, and the recovery time appears to be minimal—with Richardson projected to be back on the practice field no later than Thursday’s training camp practice.
At first glance, reading the first part of the team’s tweet may have given some Colts fans a brief scare regarding Richardson undergoing a procedure:
However, all signs are that Richardson will be back on the field later this week and will likely be sharing first-team reps with veteran Gardner Minshew yet again for the time being.