Trent Richardson Injury: Updates on Ravens RB's Knee and Recovery

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured Columnist

Jun 14, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Trent Richardson (33) runs with the ball during the first day of minicamp sessions at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Trent Richardson's attempt to resurrect his NFL career may have hit a snag Thursday, as he received news he may need arthroscopic knee surgery. 

Continues for updates. 

Richardson to Miss "Some Time"

Thursday, June 16

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec noted Richardson had a "pre-existing issue" and that surgery is "likely." 

After sitting out the entire 2015 season after getting released by the Oakland Raiders prior to the campaign and going unsigned, Richardson inked a deal with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason.

The former Alabama standout joined an already crowded backfield but received an opportunity in part because of the promise he showed earlier in his career.

He entered the league in 2012 with the Cleveland Browns as the No. 3 overall selection in the NFL draft. After rushing for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie, Richardson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts two games into his second season.

Richardson averaged just three yards per carry in 2013, and he wasn't much better in 2014, registering just over 700 total yards and three touchdowns while averaging 3.3 yards per tote. The former Doak Walker Award winner was inactive for Indy's AFC divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos for reasons that were never fully explained, and that seemed to mark the beginning of the end of his tenure in Indianapolis.

Despite his struggles, Richardson has been fairly durable to this point in his career, as he missed just two games in his first three NFL seasons. Staying healthy is half the battle in the NFL, but now Richardson must overcome that obstacle as well.

Baltimore has some solid depth at running back with Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Kenneth Dixon in the mix, so losing Richardson isn't likely to make much of an impact.

Missing any time damages Richardson's chances of making the team, though, and this stint with the Ravens could represent one of his final chances in the NFL.

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