Monday, October 15, 2012
Browns' Richardson expects to play Sunday
By Jamison Hensley
The Browns apparently don't have to worry about a big loss coming from their first win of the season.
In Sunday's 34-24 victory over the Bengals, running back Trent Richardson sat out most of the second half after taking a helmet to the ribs. Richardson, the third overall pick of the 2012 draft, will have an MRI on Monday, a source told The Plain Dealer.
Richardson, though, isn't concerned about missing Sunday's game against the Colts and the NFL's 29th-ranked run defense. "I took a shot, but I'll be back," Richardson told reporters after the game. "I'll be ready for next week."
Durability issues have been brought up ever since the Browns used their first-round pick on a running back. Richardson had minor knee surgery in early August, which sidelined him for training camp and the preseason.
But Richardson was ready when the regular season began and has been the team's most consistent offensive playmaker. He had scored a rushing touchdown in four straight games before Sunday. His 303 yards rushing are the second most by a Browns rookie in the team's first five games in the Super Bowl era.