Indianapolis coach Shane Steichen told reporters on Wednesday that Richardson will take starter reps in practice, which points to him being ready to play. However, the rookie quarterback remains in concussion protocol.
Richardson missed the Colts' Week 3 matchup with the Ravens due to a concussion. He self-reported symptoms of the injury during the previous week's game against the Texans, leaving in the second quarter.
#Colts QB Anthony Richardson is still in concussion protocol, but he is expected to practice today and will take starter reps, per coach Shane Steichen. A good sign for Richardson's progress and chances to start Sunday vs. the #Rams.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 27, 2023
Prior to going into concussion protocol, Richardson completed 30-of-47 passes for 279 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in two games. He added 75 yards and three scores on 15 rushing attempts.
Subbing in for Richardson, Gardner Minshew has thrown for 369 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions on 46-for-69 passing. Last week, the veteran also pulled a Dan Orlovsky by mistakingly stepping out of the end zone for a safety.
Also returning to practice for the Colts this week, but remaining in concussion protocol, is center Ryan Kelly.