Browns Rookie running back Trent Richardson has been rehabilitating at the Browns’ headquarters, coach Pat Shurmur said. Richardson had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last Thursday.
“Trent’s here and he’s getting better,” Shurmur said. “When he’s ready, he’ll be out. But he’s here. He’s here all day long doing his thing trying to get healthy.”
Shurmur is hopeful Richardson can return by the start of the regular season. But Shurmur said he had no further update on a timetable for when Richardson is expected to be back.
It sounds like good news the team is at least hoping he'll play the opener against Philly in Week 1. If he doesn't, it certainly seems like he won't be too far away if all goes well. Richardson is still on pace to be a late first round, early second round target in fantasy leagues. Brandon Jackson or Montario Hardesty would likely get work if Richardson can't go, and for those who drafted already.