On Wednesday night, ESPN insider Chris Mortensen tweeted that Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson has been tentatively penciled in to undergo an arthroscopic surgery when he meets with famed sports surgeon, Dr. James Andrews on Thursday.
The procedure is considered minor and will be used to clean up loose particles of cartilage around the knee. This surgery has nothing to do with the meniscus repair Richardson had back in Feb. (also performed by Andrews) and is considered a proactive attempt to stop a future injury.
Richardson's surgery would be considered as proactive minor procedure; a "hang nail particle" not related to meniscus repair on same knee— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 8, 2012
The 21-year old back is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, if not sooner.
Stay right here with this StoryStream for more Browns training camp coverage. Be sure to check out Dawgs by Nature for on the Browns, and head over to SB Nation's NFL hub for more pro football analysis.