BEREA -- Browns top draft choice, running back Trent Richardson, has left the team to have his surgically repaired left knee re-examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday.

On Feb. 3, Richardson has his knee scoped by Andrews following his national championship season with the University of Alabama.

Richardson had been practicing with the Browns at theirTraining Camp but complained of soreness in the knee. Browns doctors examined him but have decided to let him go back to Andrews since he performed the original procedure on the knee.

Even though the Browns knew Richardson had a knee problem, after his collegiate career at Alabama they were convinced he was healthy enough to be the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Richardson was being counted on to perk up an offense that scored a mere 218 points last season.