Trent Richardson to Wear Flack Jacket to Protect Ribs

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) -- Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson will wear a flak jacket to guard his injured ribs when the team takes on the Indianapolis Colts Sunday.

"This is space age designed stuff," Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said when talking about how the flak jacket will affect Richardson's maneuverability. "They make it now where I don't think it will bind him up too much."

Richardson injured his ribs during last week's win over Cincinnati when he took a helmet to his right side. He played until the third quarter before being taken out because he was having trouble breathing.

Richardson was limited in practice on Thursday but he expects to play Sunday.

"My game's not going to be no different," Richardson said of playing with the injury. "I'm still going to play physical and play hard-nosed football, smashmouth football. That's what I was brought up to do, and that's how I know how to play football."

The rookie running back has carried the ball 95 times for 340 yards and four touchdowns this season.

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