According to a report on NFL.com, former Alabama running back Trent Richardson suffered a minor knee injury just before the BCS Championship Game. He had the knee scoped three weeks ago and is said to be on schedule for a full recovery, but as a result he will not participate in the full slate of drills in the NFL Combine this week.
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The new comes via a series of Tweets from Jason La Canfora, a reporter and blogger for NFL.com.
Alabama's Trent Richardson, the top RB in this draft, had minor knee scope 3 weeks ago, and won't do on-field drills at the combine...
Richardson suffered the minor injury leading up to national champ game and is making a good recovery but will hold off here as a precaution.
He is slated to conduct full drill work at Alabama's Pro Day and the situation should not impact him moving forward #insideslant
Story on Trent Richardson's status, from NFL.com: http://bit.ly/yUmli9
Richardson, along with wideouts Darius Hanks and Marquis Maze, are set to report to Indianapolis tomorrow. They are part of a group of nine Alabama Crimson Tide NFL hopefuls invited to the Combine, the most of any team in the country.
Richardson scored the only touchdown in Alabama’s 21-0 win over LSU in the Championship Game on a 34 yard gallop with 4:36 left. He carried the ball 20 times for 96 yards and the score.