While Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson was
able to start Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, the rookie was
eventually removed from the game by coach Pat Shurmur, reports Kareem Copeland
"We just kind of didn't
feel like he could play as effective as he'd been," Shurmur said. "He
wanted to play."
Richardson has been hampered by a rib injury which appeared
to slow him in the first half. He had eight carries for eight yards and two
catches for 11 yards. He didn’t ask to come out of the game after the first
half, but Shurmur and the Browns’ coaching staff thought it was the right
decision for the team.
Richardson initially admitted that his injury was “pretty
bad” and that Shurmur made a “great decision,” but he went on to question it a
bit noting that he felt he “should have been in the game.”
Though he was able to start, Richardson said following the
game that his injury is “much bigger” than people think. He says there isn’t
much pain involved, but he doesn’t feel like himself at this point.
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