Anthony Richardson exits game with concussion after jarring hit

Week 2 of the Indianapolis Colts’ season couldn’t have gotten off to a better start against the Houston Texans, with star rookie Anthony Richardson rushing for two touchdowns on the team’s first two drives. But the second score would be the final play of Richardson’s second career NFL game, after suffering a concussion following a big hit by Texans safety M.J. Stewart as he crossed the goal line.

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Richardson got the 15-yard rushing score but headed to the locker room shortly after the play. He would later be evaluated for what the team has since been confirmed is a concussion, which has him ruled out for the rest of the game.

Backup QB Gardner Minshew has since taken over for Richardson and immediately led the Colts down the field for their third touchdown of the day, with Zack Moss capping off the drive with an 11-yard rushing score to take a 21-7 lead over Houston.

The Colts’ next game comes on Sunday, September 24, against the Baltimore Ravens. Chances are, Richardson will be good to go by then, but if not, Minshew’s 32 career starts leaves the Colts in capable hands.

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