Injured Cleveland Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson will start Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com:
Good AM. Couple nuggets: Browns RB Trent Richardson (knee surgery) will start today. And LB Scott Fujita is unlikely to play, per sources.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 9, 2012
Richardson, a first round pick out of Alabama, had knee surgery on Aug. 9. He did not play the entire preseason. He had been doing rehab work until Monday, when he returned to practice, and he was practicing in pads by the end of the week.
The Browns had previously said that if Richardson were healthy enough to play, he would be the starter in the season opener.
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