NFL News: Browns concerned Trent Richardson could develop stress fracture

The Cleveland Browns will shut down running back Trent Richardson until August out of fear that the second-year workhorse could develop a stress fracture in his currently injured leg, per ESPNCleveland’s Will Burge.

Richardson was held out of Organized Team Activities with the shin strain, but later stated that the injury was “no biggie” and he could be on the field with his team if not for the precautionary measures taken by the coaching and training staff.

“He could have [practiced] these next couple of days if necessary but we are just being real precautionary about it,” said Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski.” We don’t want the muscle strain to get any worse. He’s got a strain right now so we don’t want it to get any worse than a strain.”

During his rookie campaign, Richardson battled a variety of injuries, including a knee injury in the preseason, an ankle injury and bruised ribs which hampered much of his explosiveness. He carried the ball 267 times, tallying 950 yards and 11 touchdowns, adding 51 receptions for 367 yards and a touchdown. 

“It’s terrible [sitting out],” said Richardson, “But I know in my mind, well, everybody knows that it’s not going to be near like last year, being hurt and injured. Injury-prone is not going to be me. And I just can’t wait to get up back and running.”

With the Browns starting their mandatory three-day minicamp on Tuesday, reports out of Berea have Richardson watching from the perch of a stationary bicycle. Per Burge, if the Browns desire to be “ultra-cautious” with Richardson’s injury, the running back could be held out until after the Browns’ first preseason game on August 8th against St. Louis.

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  • boomhauertjs

    And here we go again…

  • Captain Kidd

    Good lord, who cares. Do they play games in August? Worry about it then, its the beginning of June

  • Harv 21

    Noticed your Related Post link entitled “Rumor: Browns Trying to Trade Up to Land Geno Smith.” People should repeat this phrase aloud before writing or commenting about the breathless, baseless avalanche of filler dumped upon us as the NBA draft draws near.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    Sooo…does anyone else read this and think…So what?

  • Harv 21

    Who’s our team doc – Michael Douglas?

    [too soon?]

  • Jaker

    “Trent, here’s a plane ticket to St. Barth’s, just stay down there, on the beach, drinking mojitos for the next two months. Don’t. Move”.

    -Joe Banner, Chud, Weeden, Entire Cleveland fan base

  • humboldt

    Thank you for the salve, Harv. The “related posts” are a constant source of humor and irony on this site – we should all make time to glance at them every now and then.

  • humboldt

    Attending the University of Alabama causes shin splints.

  • MOARwins

    this is why you don’t draft RB high in the draft anymore.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Did we ever leave? 🙁

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I’m buying Trent some of those sole cushions I see advertised on television. The person who suffered shin splints said it helped them!

  • mgbode


    Full disclosure: The owner was my neighbor for several years (Cassidy – pictured in the title bar on the page). He’s got some amazing stuff though and it works well for things like shin splints, etc.

  • maxfnmloans

    We just can’t have nice things

  • zonk

    Rumor circa July 2009:: Indians to trade Cliff Lee

    No way they trade back to back Cy Young Award winners especially with a year left on his deal at a great price. No need to believe that one either…

  • Harv 21

    missed the point, like by a mile