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Trent Richardson has knee surgery

Updated: August 9, 2012, 8:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns rookie Trent Richardson has had surgery on his left knee.

The Browns issued a statement Thursday saying the running back, drafted No. 3 overall, had what the team termed "routine arthroscopic" surgery by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla.

Sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Wednesday the surgery would remove a "hang nail particle" of loose cartilage that was irritating Richardson's knee.

Richardson is expected to return before the ...

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