Trent Richardson, the player the Cleveland Browns used their first pick on in the 2012 NFL draft had to be held out of practice due to another shin injury. Richardson who claims he isn’t injury prone, was kicked in the shin during a workout in training camp.
The Browns had major concerns about the health of his legs before training camp started this season. There was talk about holding out the man who is called T-Rich until August and it now looks like that was the right decision.
Richardson missed all the 2012 preseason because he had to have his knee surgically repaired before the start of the season. He then missed the last game of the season with an ankle injury. If I were a betting man, I would give odds that Richardson won’t play all 16 games in the 2013 season.
His durability has to be a major concern for the Browns. Richardson who is a very physical player is going to get banged up once the season starts. If his legs aren’t healthy, he isn’t going to make it through the season.
Cleveland has to come up with a guy that will be able to make an impact in case T-Rich goes down with a leg injury. The Browns have had failure with other number one picks in the past but if T-Rich doesn’t pan out, it would be a huge disappointment to the fans who really wanted the Browns to use their top pick in the draft on him.
Only time will tell if this guy is going to pan out to become one of the best running backs in the NFL. Right now, it is questionable whether he can remain healthy throughout the season.
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