Trent Richardson, the running back the Cleveland Browns used their first pick of the 2012 NFL draft on is being held out of team activities because the team is worried his shin injury could turn into a stress fracture.
Reports today say Richardson could miss team activities until sometime in August. Richardson who is reportedly missing time because of a shin injury could be injured worse than the team or Richardson is willing to admit to.
Only in Cleveland could you expect to get a first round pick that may not live up to the pre-draft hype. The Browns have had other high draft picks that didn't pan out for the team. Richardson could end up being another disappointment to the team and to the city of Cleveland.
In his rookie year, he showed signs of brilliance. He broke Jim Browns rookie rushing record and that was after missing the preseason because he needed a knee operation. Trent Richardson then missed the last game of his rookie season because of an ankle injury..
Richardson has had multiple knee and ankle operations. Reports say that Richardson's ligaments are held to his ankles with pins and screws. When McCoy was knocked into Richardson, the impact didn't look bad enough to keep him out of the last regular season game.
Most guys aren't carrying the hardware that Richardson has in his legs around with them in an NFL backfield. A running back in the NFL takes the most punishment on the football field. For a guy to have bad legs and picked in the first round of the NFL draft, it has to be like winning the lottery.
The Browns were IDIOTS to draft this guy with their first pick of the draft. The team should have known better. The running style that Trent Richardson runs with will limit the length of his NFL career.
With the Injuries this guy is already suffering to his lower legs, he won't be around long. Drafting Trent Richardson with a first pick in the 2012 NFL draft was a serious mistake. Sure he can have flashes of greatness, but he won't last long.
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