Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson really wants you to think he isn’t injury-prone, but it’s hard to take him at his word these days.
The leg injury that is keeping him out of the team’s mandatory minicamp is now believed to be a little more serious, or at least could be. According to ESPN Cleveland’s Will Burge, the Browns believe that shin injury could develop into a stress fracture, which is why Richardson is now being held out until August.
Richardson has also been suffering from migraines recently, which is really just the icing on the cake for him.
He was able to ride the stationary bike at practice on Tuesday, though, so that’s a sign of…something. The fact of the matter is that Richardson is going to be out until the start of training camp, and he might even miss some time there as well.
Everyone would rather a running back be healthy when the season actually starts, so benefit of the doubt must be given to Richardson until this starts to affect the games that matter.
The Browns are being supremely cautious with Richardson, and they can afford to be. It is early June; if there was any time to get injured, this would be it.
But no amount of reassuring is going to calm any Browns fan down. As of right now, Trent Richardson is made of glass, the world is falling and everything is the worst.