Report: Trent Richardson 'likely' needs arthroscopic knee surgery
Trent Richardson’s NFL resurgence will have to be put on hold yet again, as it appears the Baltimore Ravens running back has injured his knee this summer during the offseason.
Ravens beat writer for the Baltimore Sun Jeff Zrebiec was the first to announce the news:
Ravens RB Trent Richardson likely needs arthroscopic surgery on knee. Pre-existing issue. He will miss some time.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) June 16, 2016
After a fantastic three-year career with Alabama that saw Richardson rack up 3,130 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground, the former five-star recruit has had a rough go of it in the NFL after being selected as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
In three NFL seasons, Richardson has rushed for 2,032 yards on 614 carries – good for an average of 3.3 yards-per-carry. His rookie year wasn’t bad, as he rushed for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns but has since only scored 6 touchdowns over the next two seasons combined.
Richardson missed the entire 2015 NFL season and recently said he still has aspirations to make it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.