The Trent Richardson comeback parade has hit what appears to be at least a temporary roadblock.
According to a report from The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec, Richardson is likely to need arthroscopic knee surgery. The severity of the potential injury is not yet known, but Zrebiec reports that it was a pre-existing issue that will cost Richardson some valuable time as he attempts an NFL comeback with the Baltimore Ravens.
Ravens RB Trent Richardson likely needs arthroscopic surgery on knee. Pre-existing issue. He will miss some time.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) June 16, 2016
The former Crimson Tide running back and No. 3 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft sat out the 2015 season after a dismal first three seasons in the league left him without a job.
Richardson was afforded another chance to prove himself when the Ravens signed him following a successful offseason conditioning program, which put him back into what the team determined was good playing shape.
Earlier this month, Richardson acknowledged that this could be his last opportunity to make a mark in the league.
“This is a good chance of being my last ride when it comes to proving myself in the NFL,” Richardson told CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Clifton Brown. “I know myself that I’m not done in the NFL, don’t want to be done. I got a taste of what that felt like. To tell my kids that their father didn’t have a job, it was big for me.
“I’m here, I’m going to be here for awhile.”