Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson said that he will be ready for the start of the team’s training camp at the end of July despite presently nursing a lower leg injury.
#Browns RB Trent Richardson (leg) said he will be ready to return to action by the start of training camp.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) June 5, 2013
Richardson has spent the last two days of minicamp on the sidelines, riding a stationary bike as a means to rest what has been called “shin splints.” Following Wednesday’s session, the second-year running back stated that he would be playing this Sunday if the Browns were to have a regular season game. “This is nothing to be worried about,” Richardson said.
On Tuesday, ESPNCleveland reported that Richardson has been shut down and could potentially miss the team’s first preseason game on August 8. Following Tuesday’s practice, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski stated that it was his expectation that Richardson would be available for the start of training camp.
During his rookie season, Richardson carried the ball 267 times, tallying 950 yards and 11 touchdowns, adding 51 receptions for 367 yards and a touchdown. He is expected to be a part of a more explosive offense under the tutelage of offensive coordinator Norv Turner in 2013.