It was reported on Wednesday that Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson was to undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove some cartilage fragments as a preventative measure. In the initial report, it was suggested that Richardson would be fine to go by the start of the regular season, and all of that still seems likely.
Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer reported that the surgery was to go down on Thursday:
Browns running back Trent Richardson is definitely undergoing arthroscopic surgery today tohave a small piece of loose cartilage removed from his left knee, a source told The Plain Dealer.
The surgery is classified as a "scope" and it's more to ensure that the fragment of cartilage doesn't lead to a significant injury in the future. It's being performed by Dr. James Andrews, who is basically "the" guy to go to for all sports injuries at this point. If a football player is getting surgery, it's likely from Andrews.
At this point, Richardson will likely be ready in just a couple weeks, though there's no information on how the surgery went just yet. Still, it's unlikely we'll see him in either of the first two weeks of preseason, so if fans are hoping to catch a glimpse of the new-look offense, it'll have to be in the form of quarterback Brandon Weeden.