Trent Richardson Out Until August

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Trent RichardsonThe Cleveland Browns are concerned about Trent Richardson’s shin and will shut him down until August. He is now expected to miss the beginning of training camp.

Apparently sources are reporting that Trent Richardson’s right shin injury that he is currently nursing isn’t a huge concern. If it’s not treated, there is a chance it could turn into a stress fracture. By keeping the pounding on his legs to a minimum over the next couple months, the Browns ensure that the their franchise running back will be as close to 100 percent for the start of the 2013 NFL season.

Richardson has had a knee surgery, two broken ribs and now this current shin injury since getting drafted third overall last season.

Fantasy Factor:

Trent Richardson will move down many draft boards as his newest injury raises concern about his longevity for the 2013 season and beyond. The risk vs. reward factor needs to be definitely adjusted moving forward. Although, odds are Richardson’s fantasy stock will likely to dip only until mid pre-season, before fantasy owners can see him run again. Montario Hardesty and Dion Lewis will get handle the snaps until his return, neither have any real fantasy value at this point.

 

UPDATED: Coach Rob Chudzinski said he expects Trent Richardson (shin) to be ready when training camp opens.

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Mike Rigz

Mike is the founding member at Gridiron Experts with over 1000+ articles credited to his name. With over 20 years of fantasy experience, Mike has a very unique style when picking sleepers and gems. He has always had a outside the box look on the NFL and rarely gets sucked into the hype over players or buzzing offenses. Mike looks at the game as a whole and doesn't focus solely on individual stats. Football is not Baseball, and you need to factor in more when researching players to draft. Mike has one year old son and is expecting a daughter in late July (2015).

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