April 20, 2014

Trent Richardson Could Miss First Preseason Game With Sore Knee

Showing up at Tuesday’s practice with a sleeve around his left knee, reports our of Berea are circulating which state that Trent Richardson, the Cleveland Browns’ third-overall draft pick, could miss Friday’s first preseason contest against the Detroit Lions.

The wrapped knee happens to be on the same leg that was surgically repaired prior to the NFL Draft combine. Alas, Richardson, who missed a portion of an earlier practice with head issues, was relegated to the exercise bike.

“We’re evaluating it,” coach Pat Shurmur said following Tuesday’s practice. “There’s a chance he won’t play on Friday. I’m always concerned about injuries, but at this point we’ll just find out what it is. He’s been practicing well. Just a little sore.”

Richardson, along with the rest of the starting units are expected to play at least the first quarter in Friday’s Great Lakes Classic in attempt to make up for lost snaps that have been taken away by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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  • Dee P

    I just vomited.

  • Petefranklin

    It’s a good thing, overwork will suck the life out of him. I’m hoping for 20-22 carries on average this year, along with 5 receptions.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Bad shell fish?

  • mgbode

    320 carries and 80 receptions might be a bit of overwork for a rookie.

    Let’s hope someone can pickup ~40-50 of those carries and ~20 of those receptions.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I hope he plays even if it’s just a series Richardson was one of the few reasons i was going to bother tuning in at all. That and I don’t want to provide the people who were against the selection of Richardson due to his injuries a reason to start after just one preseason game.

  • mgbode

    I love “journalism.”

    He wore the sleeve in pre-draft workouts, OTAs, and now at camp. But, let’s highlight that he’s on the bike and has a sleeve on his knee.

  • Dee P

    Don’t know….but something always makes me sick to my stomach every year right around this time…

  • Petefranklin

    You’re probably right, lets hope the play action is heavy and turns this offense around, then it will seem like more carries for him.

  • Return of the (Alex) Mack

    The tribe collapse? The humidity? The humanity!!?

  • Team Brady

    It’s a blog. Goes somewhere else for “news.”

  • Team Brady

    predictive text… *go

  • Bryan

    He is undergoing an MRI. That seems like news.

  • razorzips

    Rest him until September- he is a running back- is nothing to learn in pre-season- he can find the holes to run through in september- he only has a 4 year shelf life-don’t waste it on useless pre-season.

  • mgbode

    actually, the text here is a lot more even handed than the PDs coverage

  • Harv 21

    agree. It may end up being nothing, but there must be some suspicious symptom. If they made every skill position player with a generic sore knee in summer camp go through an MRI they’d have to truck the machine to Berea. The team doctor red-flagged something that he thinks justifies a careful look-see.