The Cleveland Browns made a wise decision this week to keep running back Trent Richardson out until training camp as they feared a leg injury could turn into a stress fracture and even though there may be a reason for concern–the former first-round pick claims there’s nothing to worry about.
Richardson discussed on Wednesday how he plans to be there for the Browns on the first day of training camp–which should be no surprise considering his work ethic. Whether it’s from his short time in the pros to his play at the college level, Richardson has always proven to be a workhorse and if anyone is capable of recovering in time–it would be him.
Obviously, the last thing Cleveland wanted to see happen is Richardson participate in offseason workouts that would put his leg at risk for the beginning of the 2013 season. Luckily, there’s plenty of time for Richardson to recover from now until training camp.
Richardson showed plenty of potential with the Browns last season after rushing for 950 yards to go along with 11 rushing touchdowns and whether or not this team is going to compete in the AFC North next season will depend on the running back’s status. If there was anything to take away from the 2012 season, it would be Richardson has the potential to emerge into one of the league’s top running backs.
Hopefully, Richardson recovers from this leg injury with no complications and ends up right about being ready for the start of training camp.
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