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Trent Richardson had knee surgery, won’t do Combine drills

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Richardson scores a touchdown against the LSU Tigers during their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in New Orleans Reuters

Every year, an injury surprise pops up in connection with the Scouting Combine.  This year, the first surprise comes from Alabama running back Trent Richardson.

According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, Richardson suffered a knee injury in practice preceding the BCS national championship game last month.  As a result, he had “minor” arthroscopic surgery on the knee, and Richardson will not participate in on-field drills in Indy.

Richardson, who rushed for 96 yards against LSU despite the injury, nevertheless plans to participate fully in the Alabama Pro Day workout on March 7.

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26 Responses to “Trent Richardson had knee surgery, won’t do Combine drills”
  1. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 22, 2012 7:47 PM

    Anthroscopic surgery? That’s his stock tanking. He may fall out of the top 10.

  2. firerogergoodell says: Feb 22, 2012 7:48 PM

    Nooooooo! If this guy slips to the Packers, I’m gonna cry.

  3. lgbarn says: Feb 22, 2012 7:49 PM

    man…you just lost a lot of money

  4. jimmysimpson55 says: Feb 22, 2012 7:51 PM

    Slip slidin’ away.

  5. theuncletodd says: Feb 22, 2012 7:55 PM

    with the Browns luck, they draft him and he turns into footballs Greg Oden

  6. readysethike says: Feb 22, 2012 7:56 PM

    Get well trent, he would be a nice replacement on the giants if theyl et jacobs go

  7. ezmoover says: Feb 22, 2012 7:59 PM

    Mark my words, it’s only a matter of time before the Combine becomes just an interview and medical exam event.

    All workouts and drills will be done at 25 different Pro Days where players can run on fast tracks and QBs can throw to receivers they know.

    I see it coming.

  8. pacodawg says: Feb 22, 2012 8:00 PM

    Welcome to Cleveland Sir!

  9. wryly1 says: Feb 22, 2012 8:02 PM

    Taking any RB in the top 10 has diminished in recent years. Knee surgery and not doing the Combine will further drop his draft stock and the value of his rookie contract by millions of dollars.

  10. sensiblebuc says: Feb 22, 2012 8:08 PM

    All will be forgotten once he busts out a 4.4 40 at his Pro Day.

  11. andyreidisfat says: Feb 22, 2012 8:14 PM

    I wouldn’t take any running back in the first round no matter who it is. Just look at the top 10 backs last year, I think AP is the only first rounder.

    I love Trent as a back, but to me it’s just a waste when some 5th rounder is the next big thing

  12. emmac13 says: Feb 22, 2012 8:27 PM

    He just scared Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert away most definitely. After Montario Hardesty and Brandon Jackson there is no way Trent is a Cleveland RB.

  13. naptownwarrior says: Feb 22, 2012 9:01 PM

    maybe this clown can ingest more steroids, looks like a typical roid freak to me, oh wait, he looks more like a lil wayne wannabe with those dreadlocks, what a buffoon. maybe he tore up his knee cruising around in his yukon he drove around campus given to him for free from dwarf nick saban

  14. kcrobert10 says: Feb 22, 2012 9:08 PM

    Hey if he slides out of the top ten I hope kc takes a flier even with the knee injury he would still make a great combo back with the return of Charles.

  15. iplaybad says: Feb 22, 2012 9:16 PM

    C’mon to Denver, T Rich! Knowshon is too wasted for is anyway.

  16. txxxchief says: Feb 22, 2012 9:42 PM

    I hear the whistling sound of his draft stock dropping, but who knows when the crash at the end will occur. It could be a long fall, and the landing might be painful. Lamar Miller just made some money.

  17. blueglaze says: Feb 22, 2012 9:44 PM

    Ok ok… Sooō… Whoever makes the mistake of passing on a post arthroscopic knee surgery (like the band aid of the surgery world) running back who runs a 4.4 40 and benches 475 pounds… In college…(he will be like a turbo charged James Harrison…. Only on the offensive)… Well… They will probably…seriously… No doubt… REGRET that decision! Mark my words, most boys play college ball and become men, Trent came in as a man and will enter the NFL as a very well feared man… Til then… Let’s hurry up and get to some March Madness!

  18. blueglaze says: Feb 22, 2012 9:47 PM

    Naptown must be fat and out of shape and mad about it… Most people like that assume you need steroids to have muscles… Ignorance….sigh

  19. Soulman45 says: Feb 22, 2012 10:15 PM

    Put a 4.5 or better on the clock and be the first RB taken.

  20. nflfollower says: Feb 22, 2012 10:19 PM

    Getting a knee scoped to clean up loose cartilage is nothing. No torn ligaments, no worries. It’s a 2-3 week recovery people, relax! He’s not sliding at all.

  21. firerogergoodell says: Feb 22, 2012 10:53 PM

    Please don’t let “NaptownWarrior” speak for other hoosiers. That comment is embarrassing for all Indy residents.

  22. ppc50 says: Feb 23, 2012 12:45 AM

    May cost him some money, but the farther he falls, the better team he ends up on = more overall success = bigger FA contract down the line.

  23. 1andonlykingp says: Feb 23, 2012 2:47 AM

    I doubt he slips. It’s no big deal.

    I am however hoping he falls to the Jets. Doubt it will happen though

  24. descendency says: Feb 23, 2012 4:17 AM

    RBs with 1000 yard seasons in the last 5 years:

    1st rounders 50%
    2nd rounders 25%
    3rd-7th rounders: 0%
    UDFA: 25%.

    I know it’s hard for fans to accept this, but you only get good RBs by luck (and having a dominating OL) or by drafting them high.

  25. realityonetwo says: Feb 23, 2012 5:53 AM

    But was it “successful” minor arthroscopic knee surgery?

  26. purplecrowe says: Feb 23, 2012 7:06 AM

    He’d probably be thrilled to “slide” a bit, even if it costs him in the short-term. He’ll end up on a better team, in a better situation. If he falls very far, it will simply be the rich getting richer. Why would he want to play for the teams like the Browns, Bucs, or Skins anyway?

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