Report: Trent Richardson had offseason shoulder surgery

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Colts running back Trent Richardson had a tough 2013 campaign.

Now comes news that the third-year back from Alabama reportedly had shoulder surgery once the season concluded.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Richardson had a shoulder “scope” this offseason. Rapoport indicated the surgery was not serious.

Richardson struggled in his first season with the Colts, rushing for just 2.9 yards per carry in the regular season. In the postseason, he carried four times for one yard and lost a fumble in the wild-card round win vs. the Chiefs. Richardson was not listed on the injury report with a shoulder ailment during the 2013 season, and he was active for all 16 games with Indianapolis after coming over in a trade from Cleveland in September.

Richardson does not turn 23 until July, and he had shown some flashes of the talent that made him the No. 3 overall pick in 2012. However, he hasn’t lived up to expectations just yet.

17 responses to “Report: Trent Richardson had offseason shoulder surgery

  1. Ryan Grigson = trades a 1st round pick for Trent Richardson, who continues looking like a bust.
    John Schneider = trades a 4th and 5th for Marshawn Lynch, who becomes the most productive RB in the whole NFL over his last 3 full seasons starting, and the bedrock foundation of a Super Bowl champion.

    And Grigson literally won Executive of the Year because he made the most obvious #1 overall draft pick since Peyton.

  2. Remember when everyone grilled Jim Brown for calling Trent ‘Ordinary’ and ‘Nothing Special’???

    Yeah….sorry about that.

  3. Grigson better seriously hope he steps it up next year or this trade will be a major stain on his record…

  4. He hasn’t lived up to expectations (and never will…) I doubt he even becomes a credible back in the NFL. The Colts sure would have been better off picking up OL or a weapon at WR for luck. Time will tell about this Grigson character.

  5. Richardson showed he had what it takes his rookie year,as well as a fine college career…. Health and schemes have been a problem for him. He is a tough guy and not the sort to take a seat or make excuses,wven when he i at less than his best….Get your kicks in now,his best is yet to come….

  6. Look for the Colts to pick up interior offensive linemen left and right this offseason , both in free agency and the draft , to try and make this trade look better than it does right now , which is not very good.
    Trouble is , their defense is in need of a major upgrade as well.

  7. Oh, so it was a bum shoulder that caused him to have a knack for “3 inches and a cloud of dust?”

    Or, maybe it’s that he’s a grossly overrated ‘Bama running back. Like Ingram before him. And like Yeldon will be after him. Eddie Lacey is just the exception that will keep tricking GMs into drafting ‘Bama running backs.



  8. I’d like to see Richardso rebound and do well. I’d also like to see the Browns pick up a future pro-bowler #26. That way the trade turns out a win-win, and everyone goes home happy.

    Of course, I’d like to see me and the misses win the Powerball, too. 🙂

  9. Who gets there first? Vikings Super Bowl win or Browns playoff win?… Richardson just doesn’t have it at this level.. So says McFadden

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