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Trent Richardson heads for second opinion, may need minor cleanup on knee

Cleveland Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson is going to have his sore left knee examined by Dr. James Andrews. (Tony Dejak / AP)

Richardson, the third overall pick in the NFL Draft, will be examined by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews and his knee, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, could require a minor cleanup.

Andrews repaired Richardson’s torn meniscus on Feb. 3 and Richardson has been experiencing swelling. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday and the team has not yet disclosed the results of that exam.

Richardson is not expected to play in the Browns’ preseason opener Friday in Detroit.

“We’re evaluating it,” Coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday (via ESPN Cleveland). “There’s a chance he won’t play on Friday. I’m always concerned about injuries, but at this point we’ll just find out what it is. He’s been practicing well. Just a little sore.”

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