The injury troubles that plagued Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson in his rookie season have been well-documented. But he came into this year’s offseason program feeling healthy and ready to improve on what was a deceptively strong entry into NFL action.
However, the injury bug has already found its way back to Richardson, as he sat out organized team activities this week with a pulled shin muscle.
There is a chance the injury could keep him sidelined through the team’s mandatory minicamp June 4-6. Head coach Rob Chudzinski said that holding Richardson out of OTAs is a “precautionary” move, but the running back’s recent injury history is certainly cause for at least a little concern.
Of course, there is plenty of time before training camp, and even more time until the season actually starts. A lot of players get dinged up getting back onto the field, and this could be the case with Richardson.
But wait until September; if these little injuries start to build up, he’ll be building up a reputation he doesn’t want.