Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is running at full speed and expects to be 100 percent when the team begins training camp next week.
"I have no pain at all in the leg," the second-year player told The Plain Dealer in a phone interview from Pensacola, Fla., where he is working out in preparation for the season. "I'll be ready for camp and I'll be ready to go for the season."
Richardson missed all of the team's June minicamp and the final week of organized team activities with a strained muscle in his right shin. Last year, Richardson dealt with a knee injury during training camp and missed all of the Browns' preseason games.
"I'll be full-go right from the get-go and y'all out there will see me flying around," he said. "I can't wait to get out there and I can't wait for the first game. I've been waiting forever for this season and I know it's going to be a good one for us.''
Despite knee and rib injuries last season that limited his conditioning and agility, Richardson still managed to rush for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns last season
"Everybody knows me," he said. "I played the whole season with broken ribs and nobody even knew it. I ran for the first time on the Thursday before the season started and I played on Sunday without making any cuts or anything. So that tells you a lot about my character, as far as me being strong-minded and willing to play hurt."