NFL Report: Trent Richardson admits he played with broken, not just bruised ribs

Trent Richardson ran for 950 yards this season. He set a Browns rookie record and scored 11 touchdowns in the process. He had a knee surgery at the beginning of the season, and reportedly had bruised ribs for much of the season.

This morning Trent Richardson admitted to the Cleveland media that he had at least two broken ribs.

  • Harv 21

    This is my not surprised face.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Like Harv said not a surprise. What was a surprise was seeing Brandon Jackson pulled from solitary to actually play.

  • Random_Fan

    A whole new level of respect for that kid then. He’s a fighter. Hopefully next time though they force him to sit, don’t want him to suffer permanent damage.

  • Steve

    So our already beat-to-hell franchise cornerstore is even more beat-to-hell than we thought? Fantastic. RBs are just too iffy a bet health-wise to invest a lot (the opportunity cost of the #3 draft pick is incredibly high) in.

  • Kildawg

    This comes out after Shurmer got fired. What else will surface next? Something from Colt McCoy?

  • dwhit110

    One tough dude.

  • Seeing Brandon Jackson play they way he did yet not allowed to dress for most of the season is yet 1 more reason I’m glad Shurmur is gone.

  • Jay

    Staph infection.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Just another decision that made no sense and fodder for the firings.

  • cmm13

    Just wait until they cut Weeden… the things that dude is holding back from saying right now would make Howard Stern blush.

  • Steve

    Nothing to do with Shurmer. There was just no benefit to telling every other team that Richardson had broken ribs.

  • @TheDeePagel

    Steve, you are the eternal optimist, my friend. The Browns could win the Super Bowl, and you’d find some dark cloud about it. I enjoy the consistency.

  • cmm13

    Because other teams already didn’t know this when it was announced he would be wearing a specialized flak jacket in the Indy game?

  • Vindictive_Pat

    More like staff infection… hi-oh!

  • Steve

    This is hilariously false. I’ll give the Browns credit for the good moves they’ve made. But the big moves they’ve recently made are drafting a beaten-up RB and a 29 year old QB to a team that needs to develop over the long term. It’s more than fair to point out how poorly those moves have looked so far.

  • Steve

    Whatever other teams knew, there is no benefit in freely giving away information that you don’t have to.

    And my point was in relation to how the news leaked out. It has nothing to do with Shurmer being fired.

  • @TheDeePagel

    Fair. But I was referencing a whole lot more than just this post you made 6 hours ago. There is a long line of consistency.

  • Steve

    So you’re upset that I’m consistently negative about a team that is consistently bad? Fine. I’ll be one of the guys who writes glowingly about Heckert despite that three years of his roster-building has maxed out at five wins. There are some highlights, but this regime has seen poor results, even by recent-Browns standards (Butch got us to the playoffs once and we probably deserved to under Savage/Crennel, this team hasn’t even sniffed success yet), and has as many screwball gaffes as anyone else who has run this team since 99. I’m not sure how my opinion of the team comes off as finding a dark cloud to a Super Bowl win.

  • @TheDeePagel

    Dude relax. I’m not upset about anything..just a friendly comment about the common nature of your posts. You can post whatever you like about whatever you want. It was really meant as just a bit of razzing….sorry I brought it up.

  • geomac1310

    Richardson has brass balls. Wow 950 yards with broken ribs and has to sleep sitting up. That kinds puts my minor aches to shame.