After injury issues a year ago, the Browns are playing it safe with running back Trent Richardson, as he won’t be back on the playing field till August according to ESPN Cleveland.
Richardson was already expected to miss mini-camp with a lower leg strain.
ESPN Cleveland’s Will Burge is reporting that Saturday the Browns told Richardson that he would be held out of action until August. This would mean Richardson will miss at least a portion of training camp.
The source explained that the team is being “ultra-cautious” with Richardson’s injury because they are worried it could develop into a stress fracture. The source cited Kevin Ware, the basketball player from Louisville whose leg snapped on a seemingly routine play, as the worst case scenario that this injury could develop into.
Richardson maintained last week during OTAs that he could participate in mini-camp and OTAs if the team would allow him and pointed to the fact that he was on the stationary bikes during the portion open to the media. One source told ESPN Cleveland, however, that there were days Richardson wasn’t even allowed “off the (trainers) table.”