As a precautionary measure to determine the health of rookie tailback Trent Richardson's knee, the Cleveland Browns will send their prized first-round pick to visit with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday according to The Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.
Andrews, who has served as Richardson's surgeon since he was in high school, performed successful surgery on Richardson's left knee back in February. But after the tailback experienced swelling in his knee lately during organized team activities, the Browns opted to give him an MRI on Tuesday (results unknown) before shipping him off to see Dr. Andrews before the week was out.
Once viewed as the most dreaded name in sports, Andrews consults with a number of famous and non-famous athletes from around the country, regardless of the severity of the injury in question. While the Browns are confident that any cleanup needed on Richardson's knee would be minor and not force him to miss any significant time, the sequence of events leading up to this visit is more than just a cause for concern. Coupled with the recent reports of a possible suspension for starting cornerback Joe Haden, hearing news of a more serious injury for Richardson could prove debilitating for the Browns' organization.
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