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Trent Richardson to visit Dr. James Andrews

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So much for Trent Richardson’s knee being nothing to worry about.

Whatever the Browns’ medical staff saw on Richardson’s MRI, they’re worried enough that they’re sending him to see the renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who performed arthroscopic surgery on the same knee in February.

“Trent Richardson is traveling to Pensacola, Fla., where he will have his left knee further evaluated by Dr. James Andrews tomorrow,” Browns coach Pat Shurmur said.

Richardson hasn’t been practicing this week because of soreness in the knee and isn’t expected to play in the Browns’ preseason opener against the Lions on Friday. The Browns traded up to draft Richardson, viewing him as a big-time offensive playmaker for years to come. A visit to Dr. Andrews before ever playing in a game was not what Cleveland was hoping for.

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49 Responses to “Trent Richardson to visit Dr. James Andrews”
  1. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Aug 8, 2012 2:55 PM

    And his fantasy stock begins to plummet…

  2. jaxbeachjagfan says: Aug 8, 2012 2:55 PM

    Rut-row.
    —Sooby Doo

  3. norseyapper says: Aug 8, 2012 2:56 PM

    Ruh Roh…

  4. sterilizecromartie says: Aug 8, 2012 2:56 PM

    The Factory of Sadness continues…

  5. purplegreenandgold says: Aug 8, 2012 2:57 PM

    its never good news going to see Dr. andrews

  6. pooflingingmonkey says: Aug 8, 2012 2:57 PM

    Oh noes! Poor Cleveland.

    The curse of Art Modell strikes again!

  7. rajbais says: Aug 8, 2012 3:00 PM

    Get Cedric Benson now!!!! Pay him whatever he wants!!!!

  8. insanelomein2 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:00 PM

    Dr James Andrews = missing your entire rookie season.

  9. senetor24 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:00 PM

    Tough Break for the Browns and Browns fans. Richardson would have been an exciting player to watch through a 4-12 year. It’s more likely 2-14, and a chance at a Barkley. I would take him even with Weeden there.

  10. jonsey2028 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:02 PM

    That’s why you don’t draft running backs early in the first round, Browns= Dumb pick

  11. ballboy48 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:05 PM

    He’s going to be fine! He might have to get me scar tissue cleaned out, but that’s minor. He’ll be out there opening day!

  12. wryly1 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:09 PM

    Browns have a major investment in Richardson, Better to err on side of caution early in training camp. Since he’s recovering from a surgery earlier this year, they probably just wanna make sure that wasn’t the problem.

  13. jonsey2028 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:10 PM

    I love watching that slum city suffer, at least you still have Drew Carry to be proud of.

  14. thegrey7 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:11 PM

    Vikings really jobbed the Browns by convincing them to trade up for Richardson.

  15. linvillegorge says: Aug 8, 2012 3:11 PM

    Unfortunately, you really have to worry about the college workhorse RBs. They’re already coming into the NFL with a lot of mileage on those legs. Both Richardson and Ingram had well over 500 carries at Alabama. I don’t see how anyone can be surprised that both are struggling with injuries early in their NFL career.

  16. linvillegorge says: Aug 8, 2012 3:13 PM

    And neither Richardson nor Ingram were/are the scatback type. Both took a pounding at Alabama grinding the ball between the tackles. Those were hard earned yards those guys gained.

  17. chod23 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:17 PM

    Being out for the year would be so Cleveland of him.

  18. illadelphiasphinest says: Aug 8, 2012 3:28 PM

    Whats worse actually having to play for the browns or seeing Dr. Andrews…..?

  19. njsteelersfan says: Aug 8, 2012 3:30 PM

    Trent paid off the medical staff so he won’t have to play for the Browns and hope their trade him

  20. plumbstupid says: Aug 8, 2012 3:33 PM

    Terrence Trent D’Richardson is off to a shaky start. I like this kid, he should do great things. I thought Cleveland might be decent this year. We’ll see.

  21. ericfromportland says: Aug 8, 2012 3:33 PM

    i wouldn’t worry browns fans. he’s returning to see the surgeon that performed a surgery that he’s having complications with. the sky isn’t falling.

  22. steeelfann says: Aug 8, 2012 3:38 PM

    Uh oh, this is bad. You don’t see him unless you got big problemo. Uh oh.

  23. steeelfann says: Aug 8, 2012 3:39 PM

    Jim Brown was right.

  24. lionsfan415 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:40 PM

    Thanks brown for taking that Laughing stock of the NFL title away from us.

  25. trollaikman8 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:41 PM

    A franchise cursed.

  26. riggz91 says: Aug 8, 2012 3:43 PM

    Terrell Thomas got good news from the good Doctor.

  27. grandpoopah says: Aug 8, 2012 3:45 PM

    Tough break for the kid, I hope he gets a clean bill of health. On a different note, the high risk of injury is just one of many reasons why smart GM’s don’t trade up to take a running back third overall. Without Richardson, the Cleveland offense might not gain a first down until October.

  28. beavertonsteve says: Aug 8, 2012 3:48 PM

    The entire city of Cleveland is cursed when it comes to sports.

  29. jbcommonsense says: Aug 8, 2012 3:55 PM

    As a Redskin fan I am tired of our rut, but if this Trent Richardson sequence goes badly I will feel just awful for Browns fans. They deserve much better.

  30. ddarlak says: Aug 8, 2012 3:56 PM

    very ordinary

  31. steeltuff says: Aug 8, 2012 3:56 PM

    Mistake on the Lake.

  32. gmsalpha says: Aug 8, 2012 3:59 PM

    Dr James Andrews = Grim Reaper of sports.

    I wonder how he feels about that?

  33. iamthefootballjerk says: Aug 8, 2012 4:01 PM

    I think even the rest of the AFC North is actually starting to feel bad for the Browns. Not enough to hand them a win, but still … this would be brutal.

  34. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 8, 2012 4:01 PM

    When he does get back on the field, the battle cry heard around the NFL will be…..STACK THE BOX!

  35. realitypolice says: Aug 8, 2012 4:09 PM

    You don’t send a player to Doctor Andrews to see if he can find the problem. You send him to Dr. Andrews so he can determine how to fix the problem that you’re already pretty sure you found.

    Doctors in Cleveland can read MRIs, too. Bad news for Brownie fans.

  36. Buttsnake says: Aug 8, 2012 4:16 PM

    Dawg pound just choked on their doggie biscuits

  37. daysend564 says: Aug 8, 2012 4:17 PM

    - Haden getting suspended four games
    – Richardson to visit Dr. Andrews
    – 28 year old rookie QB
    – Gordon didn’t play last year, and brought in late but is already the #1 WR.
    – New owner is a Steelers fan

    Good Luck Browns…

  38. zambrano38cubs says: Aug 8, 2012 4:39 PM

    This is why smart teams dont waste top 5 picks on RB’s… Also why so many veteran RB’s dont get the contracts they want (and most time deserve)… That’s just the NFL RB market for you. Clevelands front office will learn eventaully that the NFL of today isnt what it was years ago when you just took great talent and could build teams around that…. If you’re consistently drafting in the top 10 you need to build with young players who can play their positions for a long time (O-Line, QB, LB’s and Secondary players) not a RB with a shelf life of 3-5 years when he’ll be useless when your team starts to get good… But that may be never in Cleveland

  39. rexryanschoolofpodiatry says: Aug 8, 2012 4:39 PM

    The Cleveland Browns are now for sale again….

  40. asw1028 says: Aug 8, 2012 4:48 PM

    Attention NFL teams: DO NOT EVER TRADE UP TO SELECT A RUNNING BACK!!!!

    The Browns could have stayed put and spent their pick on David DeCastro and then used a later pick on a guy like Robert Turbin.

    Special running backs like Adrian Peterson are extremely rare but a strong offensive line will ALWAYS help even a mediocre back get nice production.

  41. sam887 says: Aug 8, 2012 4:57 PM

    I’m a Bengals fan, so I don’t want to see the Browns win, but I would also hate to see this young guy become another Kijana Carter (ie, career is over before it begins). He seems like a solid guy.

  42. billybatty says: Aug 8, 2012 4:58 PM

    Talk about the spotlight shining on Holmgren’s failure to get the 2nd pick from the Rams after this news.

  43. mojosmagic says: Aug 8, 2012 4:59 PM

    I like Holmgren but he really screwed things up not trading for RG3. He had the amo (2 #1’s) to do it and let him slip away to the Skins. It’s really hard to get a franchise QB while RB are a dime a dozen.

  44. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 8, 2012 5:10 PM

    take it from the packers, giants, and patriots: you don’t need a big name running back to be superbowl contenders. you just need guys who can keep the clock running.

    any team that signs running backs to big deals is flat out stupid and in denial.

  45. couldntthinkofaname says: Aug 8, 2012 5:12 PM

    Browns fans are only upset because Trent wasn’t injure d in a Browns game and they couldn’t cheer it.

  46. buccobrigade says: Aug 8, 2012 5:35 PM

    “I love watching that slum city suffer, at least you still have Drew Carry to be proud of.”

    No they don’t. Drew Carry isn’t funny so he sucks too.

  47. popcrowl says: Aug 8, 2012 5:51 PM

    At least the city still has the Rock N Roll Hall of fame. Thats about all they have going for them.

  48. surferbum01 says: Aug 8, 2012 6:15 PM

    And now Richardson is taking his talents to Florida too……

  49. newkirk850 says: Aug 8, 2012 7:22 PM

    Funny thing is, Trent is from Pensacola, Fl. He gets a trip home and surgery. Tell Trent while he’s there, stay away from brownsville(Very seedy part of town). Might give him some bad karma!

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