Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson underwent surgery today on his left knee, coach Pat Shurmur said in a release from the team.
Richardson, the third overall pick in this year’s draft, had arthroscopic surgery on the same knee Feb. 3 to have a meniscus tear repaired. Dr. James Andrews performed both surgeries.
“Trent Richardson underwent a successful routine arthroscopic procedure today on his left knee. It was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla.," Shurmur said. “We anticipate that Trent will make a speedy recovery, and we are hopeful that he will be ready for our Week One game against Philadelphia.”
The Browns visit the Detroit Lions on Friday night in the first preseason game for both teams. The Browns open the regular season Sept. 9 at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.