By Eric Schmidt

In another example of why I don’t draft my fantasy football teams until at least after the second week of the pre-season, Cleveland Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson is now reportedly heading back for a visit with legendary sports surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. It was revealed yesterday that rookie Richardson could sit for the Browns first exhibition game this week. The Alabama back told reporters that his knee procedure was “a little scope” in February.

The little scope now appears as if it could be some much larger. Multiple sources are now reporting that Richardson will head to Pensacola, Florida in order to meet with famed sports doctor, James Andrews. Richardson already underwent a knee scope in February, a procedure which limited his performance at the NFL Draft Combine, but the lingering affects are being seen at Browns training camp which obviously prompted the return visit to Dr. Andrews.

Mary Kay Cabot, a great beat writer which covers the Cleveland Browns, suggested this afternoon on Twitter that Richardson will head in to Andrew’s office for another scope on his knee.

In May, I penned a column about my trepidation over selecting Trent Richardson too high in your fantasy draft. Cleveland’s schedule is brutal and they are going to be starting a rookie quarterback in Brandon Weeden.

This is a situation that many fantasy football owners are going to have to monitor. Richardson’s backup currently is Montario Hardesty, another injury prone running back. Hopefully you are drafting your teams after the second week of the pre-season, as I suggest every year.




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