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Trent Richardson to Have Injured Knee Evaluated by Dr. James Andrews

Adam WellsFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 11, 2017

Trent Richardson's NFL career has not yet begun, aside from a few practices, and he is already making the Cleveland Browns nervous. 

 

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

This injury and corrective surgery appears to be minor and will not slow down Richardson for long.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported the details of the procedure via Twitter, and that the running back will be on the field again shortly.

Richardson's surgery would be considered as proactive minor procedure; a "hang nail particle" not related to meniscus repair on same knee

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 8, 2012

Richardson is expected to be ready for season opener, if not sooner #Browns #ESPN

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 8, 2012

Browns fans can rest a little easier now knowing the über-talented ball-carrier is still relatively healthy.

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According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Richardson will make the dreaded trek to visit Dr. James Andrews. 

Browns announce rookie RB Trent Richardson will have knee evaluated by Dr. James Andrews

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 8, 2012

The Browns used their two first-round picks in the 2012 NFL draft to set up the foundation of their offense for a long time with running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden. 

While Weeden has already been named the Browns' starting quarterback (via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer), Richardson had no competition for the No. 1 running back spot with this team. 

#browns hc pat Shurmur announced Brandon Weeden starting qb for season

— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 6, 2012

The Browns let fan favorite Peyton Hillis go in the offseason, though part of that can be attributed to his disastrous performance last season when he ran for 587 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games. 

Before fans completely freak out, it should be noted that the Plain Dealer also reported Richardson "might need a minor cleanup," and if that is the case, "it's not expected to keep him out long."

It's better this gets looked at right now instead of in six weeks, when the season has begun and the Browns don't have a good backup plan in place before Richardson gets back. 

 

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