Aug 8, 2012
There is growing concern around first round pick Trent Richardson’s knee injury, and the former Alabama star may miss Friday’s pre-season opener for the Browns.
Richardson, a Pensacola, Florida native and former Heisman Trophy candidate, underwent an MRI on his injured knee and sat out practice on Tuesday.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain dealer reports that although the preliminary news on the injured knee appear to be good, head coach Pat Shurmur isn’t taking any chances. ”I’m always concerned about injuries,” said Shurmur. “At this point, we’ll just find out what it is. He’s been practicing well. He’s just a little bit sore right now, so we’ll just see where he is.”
A report on CBSsports.com claims that the knee injury could be related to an off-season knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
There is no doubting his talent, however, his knee injury added to the fact that he is a rookie running back playing with a sub-par offensive line, makes us question why some owners are wasting a first round pick on Richardson.