Trent Richardson Fantasy News
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 6:42pm
From all the conversations that I've had on the record and off, the club does expect Richardson to be ready for training camp July 25 and feel it's nothing more than a muscle strain. Richardson is still on track to begin a running program in two weeks, and there's no way he'd be doing that if they were worried about a stress fracture.
Richardson said the injury wasn't serious enough to warrant an MRI, but I'm sure his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, will examine the leg when Richardson is back in Pensacola, where Andrews has a clinic. Andrews has repaired both of Richardson's ankles and has performed both scopes on his knee. He knows T-Rich better than any doctor, and will provide input on the training regimen and timetable. If the Browns decide to hold him out another week after camp opens just to be on the safe side, I don't think that's earth-shattering.
We're not panicking about Richardson's shin, but he has had trouble staying healthy in his short career so he's not without some risk. We believe he holds late first round value in 2013.
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Trent Richardson (shin) out until August
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:14am
We knew missing June OTAs was a possibility, but now it's official. The bit about the injury developing into a stress fracture is new. It's not a great sign for Richardson, who has battled injuries since entering the NFL. More details should be coming soon.
Trent Richardson (shin) held out of OTAs
Friday, May 24, 2013, 9:58am
"It's precautionary,'' Chudzinski said. "We're holding him out. We've got minicamp in a week and a half. He may miss that. I'm not sure. We'll take it day-by-day.''
The Browns are being extra cautious with their second-year running back because of the injuries he battled through last season. He initially underwent a arthroscopic procedure on his left knee in February of 2012, a few months before the draft. He then had a second scope on the same knee a few weeks into training camp, on Aug. 9, to remove a loose piece of cartilage and sat out all four preseason games.
Richardson worked to be ready for the opener Sept. 9 against the Eagles, but wasn't 100 percent at the start of the season. Then, he broke two or three ribs in Week 6 against the Bengals, and was limited the following week to eight yards on eight carries in Indianapolis.
After the season, he revealed that he played much of the year in excruciating pain and had difficulty breathing and sleeping.
Richardson is in line for a heavy workload under new OC Norv Turner. The Browns are just being cautious with their offensive centerpiece.
Browns tap Norv Turner as new OC
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 12:34pm
Browns have named Norv Turner offensive coordinator, team announced. It was expected.
This is probably good news for RB Trent Richardson, who should continue to see plenty of work as the offensive centerpiece.
Browns tap Rob Chudzinski as new head coach
Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:46am
Rob Chudzinski's first head coaching job will be with the team he loved as a kid.
Chudzinski, who spent the past two seasons as Carolina's offensive coordinator, has been hired by the Cleveland Browns as their sixth full-time coach since 1999.
The Panthers fell to 19th in total offense after finishing 7th in that category in 2011, Chudzinski's first year in Carolina. He likes to feature the tight end, which is good news for Jordan Cameron, but Trent Richardson will be the centerpiece of the Browns' offense, especially if the team hires Norv Turner as OC.
Trent Richardson had high-ankle sprain and broken ribs
Monday, December 31, 2012, 12:53pm
Trent Richardson not expected to play
Friday, December 28, 2012, 10:59am
Trent Richardson could be a "spot player" this week
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 4:15pm
Browns QBs Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy didn’t practice again today with shoulder sprains suffered Sunday in the loss to the Broncos. Running back Trent Richardson also remained sidelined with an ankle sprain. Coach Pat Shurmur didn’t rule them out for the finale Sunday in Pittsburgh, but said if he knows they can’t play he will make the announcement before gameday, likely Friday.
Offensive coordinator Brad Childress said Richardson could be a “spot player” this week behind Montario Hardesty if he’s cleared to play. Richardson, who broke Jim Brown’s team rookie rushing record last week, is 50 yards shy of the 1,000-yard milestone.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 5:25pm
It's doubtful that the Browns would rush either player back for a meaningless game, but stranger things have happened.
Trent Richardson in a walking boot
Monday, December 24, 2012, 10:08am
At this point, it looks like Richardson might sit out next week's finale in Pittsburgh.
He underwent X-rays, which were negative. Richardson tried to answer a few questions at his locker, but two members of the Browns public relations staff prevented him from talking. He managed to say the ankle wasn't broken. "I'll be alright," he said. "I'm fine." It would seem very unlikely Richardson plays next week. Montario Hardesty would get the start but it's a tough matchup against Pittsburgh.