It sounds like Trent Richardson is ahead of schedule in his rehab from August 9th knee surgery.
Pat Shurmur updated the progress of their top draft pick Sunday after practice. "He's getting better every day so his progress has been outstanding. I think he's ten days out now, so he's about where we thought he'd be at this point, probably a little bit ahead of that. He'll be out here soon."
Shurmur did not indicate exactly when Richardson could return. Running backs traditionally do not need a lot of time to get ready, so it's not out of the question that he could be ready to start the season against Philadelphia on September 9th.