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.