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Holmgren: Richardson should be back on field next week

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Browns running back Trent Richardson’s rehab from arthroscopic knee surgery is progressing well enough that team president Mike Holmgren said Wednesday that he should be back on the field next week.

Richardson was scheduled to run in a pool on Wednesday, Holmgren said during an interview with Sport Time Ohio passed along by Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  If that goes well, Richardson will graduate to running outside and he “should be back on the field doing something next week” assuming his knee cooperates with the increased workload.

All of which leads to the question of whether or not he’ll be able to play in Week One. Holmgren said that there’s a chance Richardson will be able to join fellow rookie Brandon Weeden in the lineup, but that the team is going to be smart about moving things forward. Richardson’s had two knee surgeries this year, which makes getting him back for Week One less important than making sure he doesn’t wind up with the hat trick.

After all, the Browns drafted Richardson, Weeden and wide receiver Josh Gordon with the idea that they’d be the foundation of the offense for a lot more than just this year. The sale of the team to Jimmy Haslam has shaken up the future significantly, but not enough that losing Richardson to a serious knee injury is going to help anyone’s chances of sticking around.

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9 Responses to “Holmgren: Richardson should be back on field next week”
  1. profootballwalk says: Aug 22, 2012 5:47 PM

    Run in a pool? Now there would be a good Olympic event – water running. Think of the exciting finishes!

  2. jthammerstix says: Aug 22, 2012 5:57 PM

    Like

  3. rajbais says: Aug 22, 2012 6:22 PM

    And the week after that he’ll be in a hospital bed.

  4. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 22, 2012 7:56 PM

    Take your time to get 100% T-Rich. There will be plenty of time to truck the decrepid old defenses of Pitts., Balt. in the years to come. This guy is a Beast and will be leading the league in rushing soon enough! Go Browns

  5. istateyourname says: Aug 22, 2012 8:21 PM

    …Richardson was scheduled to run in a pool on Wednesday…

    I hope its not in the deep end.

  6. coachbeck says: Aug 22, 2012 8:42 PM

    Lol this is why you will stay in last place. You can fight off the cardinals for matt Barkley next year

  7. chesslungo says: Aug 22, 2012 10:42 PM

    BUST!!!

  8. ryanpbrown1984 says: Aug 23, 2012 1:15 PM

    LET HIM GET HEALTHY!

  9. gothier22 says: Aug 24, 2012 10:19 PM

    How could you ever say that anyone who hasn’t even touched the ball in a game yet is a bust? I swear the Browns have the most haters in the NFL. Oh well every dawg has his day!! Go Browns

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