Paul Richardson #6 of the Colorado Buffaloes is unable to make a reception against the defense of Steve Williams #1 of the California Golden Bears late in the fourth quarter at Folsom Field on September 10, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
3 Total Updates since July 3, 2012
9 months ago Article 0 comments
Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson has decided to redshirt this season, opting to get completely healthy and play a full season next year.
9 months ago Update 0 comments
Paul Richardson was not expected to get on the field right away for the Colorado Buffaloes after tearing his ACL and undergoing a mid-April surgery. His progress in recovery the past few months had given a bit of optimism in regards to a moderately quick return. However, if that return does happen, it's officially not going to be in the first couple of weeks of the upcoming season.
Coach Jon Embree broke the news of Richardson's sitting for the first two weeks to The Daily Camera and Buffzone:
"He's not ready," Embree said. "He hasn't run any routes really yet. He hasn't done any team work, timing, all those issues.
"He'll have to get some time with us – when I say us, I mean the players on the field – before we say, 'Yeah, he's ready to go.'"
So far there has been no indication on when Richardson is expected to fully return to practices and then eventually to the team proper for games.
Colorado's home opener will be on September 8 against Sacramento State.
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11 months ago Update 0 comments
Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Paul Richardson tore his ACL during a practice in April, but it appears as if he's recovering quickly. According to a recent tweet from the man himself, Richardson has already been cleared to start running.
I was cleared by my doctor and trainers to start running today and I'm not even 3 months out of surgery yet #Blessed
While the recovery would appear borderline miraculous, the school issued a statement today to clarify the receiver's tweet. From ESPN:
"Paul was cleared for straight-ahead jogging and running. He's not at the point where he can make cuts, run routes, etc. He is progressing nicely and faster than expected, but it's too early to predict what his status is for the upcoming season. We'll monitor his progress, but whether he can play in any or all of the games this fall can't be determined for some time yet."
Richardson finished with 39 catches for 555 yards and five touchdowns last season. He missed four games in 2011 due to a knee injury.
about 1 year ago Update 0 comments
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.