Report: Trent Richardson out until August

AP

Browns running back Trent Richardson said last week that he wasn’t going to become injury prone, as if he got to decide.

Now, it appears the Browns are going to give him time to recover, just in case it happens to be beyond his control.

According to Will Burge of ESPNCleveland.com, Richardson will be held out until August, because the team fears that his recent leg injury could turn into a stress fracture.

Getting problems cleared up in June, before they become a bigger deal in September, is always the smart way to do business. But no matter how much Richardson wants to deny it, the accumulated problems begin looking like a trend at a certain point.