It is a story line all too familiar to Browns fans, a number one draft pick for the team not able to play due to injury. This time it is the guy the Cleveland Browns used their number one pick in 2012 to get, Trent Richardson who has a real problem with a rib injury. Reports coming out of ESPN say the Browns may have to sit T-Rich for a month to give his rib cage time to heal. This would have Richardson return in time to face the Dallas Cowboys. Richardson who was a fan favorite coming into the season already missed the entire preseason after having knee surgery. The Browns fans have seen this too many times. Call it the curse or call it bad luck.
The Cleveland fans will once again see a guy they had high hopes for waste yet another season. If the Browns try to play Richardson his rib problem could bother him for the rest of the season. This could be one of the reason Richardson only rushed for 8 yards last Sunday. Richardson not only gives the team a threat running the football, he quickly became one of Weeden’s favorite targets coming out of the backfield.
The Browns head coach Pat Shurmur has to win games now to save his job. Lets hope he takes the health of T-Rich seriously and doesn’t try to risk his future to save his own neck. There is already little chance of Shurmur returning to Cleveland as the Browns head coach next season anyway. He is not what the Haslam team needs to bring a winner to Cleveland….
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