According to the team's official site, Richardson tore the ligament during non-contact drills and will miss the entirety of the 2012 NCAA Season. Jon Embree, the Buffaloes head coach, said he was confidant the injury will not effect the team significantly:
"Obviously, it's a blow to our team, but it's a part of the game," head coach Jon Embree said. "It's an opportunity for others to step up and try to lessen his loss. I thought at first he just rolled his ankle, and it turned out to be this. It's a shame because he's worked real hard and was doing a great job both on and off the field, leading by example and improving on all the things he needed to work on."
Richardson, who started his college career as a tight end, has collected 1069 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in his two-year NCAA career.