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Trent Richardson has sore knee, status for Friday unclear

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When last we left the Browns, running back Trent Richardson, he was riding a stationary bike with a rubber sleeve on his left leg instead of practicing and we were waiting for coach Pat Shurmur to update his condition.

Shurmur has done just that. Richardson has a sore left knee and Shurmur said that there is a chance he won’t play in Friday’s preseason opener against the Lions. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Shurmur also said that Richardson’s knee will be evaluated again later on Tuesday.

It’s the same knee that Richardson had surgically repaired during the offseason, something that makes the soreness rise a bit more of a worry than it would be without that kind of history. Richardson has worn the sleeve on his leg at other points since the surgery, but this is the first time that there’s been any sign that the knee was limiting him on the field.

We’d expect to hear more about Richardson’s status over the next couple of day, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Richardson’s game debut was delayed as the team ensures the third overall pick is in the best possible condition before facing any hostile opposition.

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15 Responses to “Trent Richardson has sore knee, status for Friday unclear”
  1. audient says: Aug 7, 2012 5:10 PM

    and so it begins….

  2. watchfullhose says: Aug 7, 2012 5:40 PM

    No it doesn’t.

  3. bengalsstillsuck says: Aug 7, 2012 5:53 PM

    I rather him not play in the preseason better chance of getting him hurt

  4. larrybrown43 says: Aug 7, 2012 5:56 PM

    Sorta the last thing you want to hear about a running back, drafted in the top five; sore knee(s).

  5. profootballwalk says: Aug 7, 2012 5:56 PM

    Not over-rated, but severely over-drafted. I have no doubt ESPN will make a place for Holmgren when he gets the boot.

  6. ballboy48 says: Aug 7, 2012 6:02 PM

    The smartest thing for the Browns to do, would be to keep him out. I’m sure it’s just sore, and he’ll be fine. No need to take risks!

  7. bigzant82 says: Aug 7, 2012 6:48 PM

    please rest him have Weeden play the whole 1st half then McCoy-Wallace or 3rd string play the 2nd half

  8. stairwayto7 says: Aug 7, 2012 6:58 PM

    with the 2nd pick of the 2013 NFL draft, the Browns select RB……

  9. istateyourname says: Aug 7, 2012 8:01 PM

    They just updated his condition, they’re now saying his condition is that he is too little for the NFL and he is going to have a short career. Its just a little knee problem because he, you know, has little knees on his little legs that make his little feet go zoom zoom zoom.

  10. playaspeed says: Aug 7, 2012 8:34 PM

    He will be just fine. Rest him for a couple days, let him sit during fridays scrimmage, also next week game if needed. But he’s a beast and will be fine and running plenty of yards on you Browns hater’s.

  11. mustangseo says: Aug 7, 2012 9:17 PM

    dude benches 475lbs. he is a beast and would rip you in two.

    I hope his MRI doesn’t reveal anything serious and that he just needs to rest.

  12. 1andrew43 says: Aug 7, 2012 10:31 PM

    Don’t worry. If he fails, we still have the india…… Well we still have Lebro….. Never mind, richardson is clevelands only hope.

  13. rushbacker says: Aug 8, 2012 12:53 AM

    If not for bad luck, Cleveland would have no luck at all. But spending the number three pick on a RB who immediately develops knee problems would just be typical Browns misfortune. They took a big risk with him– he may well be worthy of the pick based simply on ability and his potential to be an impact player, but RBs really do get used up at a fearsome rate in this league. It’s a very legitimate concern.

    It’s also my opinion that the few Maurice Jones-Drew type bellcow backs have even more value in today’s game. Think if a team with a good QB and coaching staff had drafted MoJo– say if he’d gone to the Colts instead of Addai, for example. So there is some justification for taking the risk. The Browns aren’t really known for being a lucky organization, though. Seeing them make a high-risk pick is like watching the dumb blonde stumble around in the woods in the middle of the night– nothing could go wrong here, right?

  14. gmsalpha says: Aug 8, 2012 9:49 AM

    I hope all is well. Not particularly a Browns fan, but I would really lov to see a competitive division top to bottom. AFC North has a whole lot of potential….if Richardson and Weeden pan out.

  15. istateyourname says: Aug 8, 2012 8:22 PM

    dude benches 475lbs. he is a beast and would rip you in two.

    Well maybe he could bench press the football across the goal line then, don’t need knees to do that.

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