David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
If you were hoping to scout running back Trent Richardson for your fantasy team this Friday, you may be out of luck.
The rookie running back did not participate in Tuesday practice and could miss the Browns' preseason opener against the Detroit Lions.
Richardson underwent minor surgery in the spring to repair a torn meniscus, and he missed practice on Tuesday due to "knee soreness."
There's no reason for Browns fans to put the bags back over their heads quite yet.
But if Richardson's soreness is a nagging remnant from his surgery, it could indicate larger problems.
A lingering injury would dole a devastating blow to the Browns, who traded their fourth overall pick and three later-round selections to slide up one spot and nab the star running back. Richardson is expected to be an instant impact player this season.
Hang tight, though, Browns fans. This will hopefully blow over soon and the city of Cleveland can breathe a collective sigh of relief.