The Cleveland Browns have announced that RB Trent Richardson's arthroscopic knee surgery was a success and expect him to be ready in time for the regular season. Head coach Pat Shurmur released the following statement, via Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter: "We anticipate that Trent will make a speedy recovery, and are hopeful that he will be ready for our Week 1 game."
Analysis: Browns fans and fantasy owners can breath a sigh of relief that the knee injury really was a minor "hang nail", despite a visit to sports medicine guru James Andrews. Assuming his recovery goes well, he will be a big boost to an anemic Cleveland offense and fantasy rosters alike. However, there are enough lingering concerns--the lack of preseason reps and reports that he won't get a heavy workload his rookie year--that taking him in the 1st round may be a reach.