Browns running back Trent Richardson was back at practice on Thursday according to the AP's Tom Withers, just days after leaving the Browns' win over the Bengals with a rib injury. Head coach Pat Shurmur says that Richardson may play this weekend against the Colts, but will likely share carries with Montario Hardesty and Chris Ogbonnaya.
Offensive coordinator Brad Childress is high on Hardesty's potential, saying that he's a different type of runner than the bruising Richardson, and that he played well against the Bengals last week.
Hardesty served as the Browns' feature back for the second half against the Bengals, and racked up 56 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Those totals also represent Hardesty's total production for the season. He also has one catch for nine yards. Ogbonnaya has only three caries for 10 yards on the season, but has 16 catches for 156 yards and is greater threat in the passing game.