Trent Richardson injury: Colts RB misses 2nd practice, but still expected to play

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Running back Trent Richardson is missing practice, but should be available on Sunday.

Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson continues to miss practice but it's expected he will play this weekend against the St. Louis Ramsaccording to the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder.

Richardson missed practice due to an ankle injury it's believed he sustained against the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football. He was held to 20 yards on eight carries, becoming an afterthought of the Colts offense. Indianapolis will have a chance to run the ball well on Sunday against a Rams team currently ranked 28th in run defense.

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The Colts acquired Richardson by trade in September in the hopes that adding a strong running game would balance the offense and take pressure off Andrew Luck, but the move hasn't made an impact. Richardson has run for 248 yards with Indianapolis, scoring just two touchdowns while averaging just 3.0 yards per carry.

The second-year running back is no stranger to injuries, routinely playing hurt throughout his rookie season in Cleveland.

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