Browns RB Trent Richardson day-to-day with rib cartilage injury
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Browns RB Trent Richardson day-to-day with rib cartilage injury

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that running back Trent Richardson has rib cartilage damage and is day-to-day. Richardson suffered the injury Sunday versus the Bengals and didn't play for most of the second half. Montario Hardesty @MoHard20 filled in for the rookie with 16 touches for 65 yards and a short touchdown. Richardson gained 54 yards from scrimmage on 16 touches prior to departing.

Fantasy Analysis:

With a rib cartilage injury, a couple of things are clear: Richardson is going to miss practice this week and will almost certainly be a game-time decision for Week 7. Whether he is active or not will likely come down to his ability to play through pain, because he's going to be feeling a lot of pain. The Browns will probably put a protective vest around Richardson's ribs, but he is still going to be feeling it if he plays. Maybe some good news is that Willis McGahee suffered a similar type of injury earlier this year, didn't miss any game time and actually ended up running for more than 100 yards and a score against the Raiders in his next game.
The Browns face the Colts next week, so whoever starts are running back for Cleveland is going to be worth a play. Pick up Hardesty now. We'll update Richardson's status throughout the week.

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