Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson has declared that he will not be hampered by injuries this season
"Injury-prone is not going to be me," Richardson said after attending several team-organized activities. "It's just a mindset and I know that's not me."
Last season, Richardson was slowed down by broken ribs but rushed 267 times for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns despite the injury.
"I know in my mind, everybody knows it's not going to be near like last year being hurt and injured," he said. "I can't wait to get back up and running. Missing time is terrible, man," he added.
Richardson made the declaration despite suffering a right leg muscle strain during practice last week.
He said the injury wasn't enough of a concern to warrant an MRI. He said he could be practicing right now but the club wants to be extra cautious.
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said the team will have to wait until next week to determine if Richardson can participate in the mandatory minicamp Tuesday through Thursday.
Last week, Chudzinski said there's a chance they'll hold Richardson out as a precautionary measure.
Richardson will visit his orthopedic surgeon, world-renowned Dr. James Andrews, at his clinic in Pensacola, Florida, for checkups on previous injuries.
Meanwhile, Richardson said he's honored to have Hall of Famer Jim Brown back in an official capacity with the club and is looking forward to having him around.
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