Browns running back Trent Richardson was expected to miss mini-camp with a lower leg strain. What no one expected was for Richardson to miss part of training camp.
A source very close to Richardson told Will Burge of ESPN Cleveland on Saturday that the team had informed the running back he will be held out of action until August. This would mean Richardson will miss at least a portion of training camp.
The source explained that the team is being “ultra-cautious” with Richardson’s injury because they are worried it could develop into a stress fracture. The source cited Kevin Ware, the basketball player from Louisville whose leg snapped on a seemingly routine play, as the worst case scenario that this injury could develop into.
Richardson maintained last week during OTAs that he could participate in mini-camp and OTAs if the team would allow him and pointed to the fact that he was on the stationary bikes during the portion open to the media. One source told ESPN Cleveland, however, that there were days Richardson wasn’t even allowed “off the (trainers) table.”