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An MRI exam on Armwood QB Darryl Richardson's swollen right knee has revealed neither torn ligaments nor a fracture, meaning the 6-foot-5 junior could return in as little as two weeks.
Richardson, injured early in the Hawks' 20-17 victory Friday at Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, has a swollen bursa sac, a fluid-filled sac that provides cushioning beneath the kneecap. When he returns depends on how rapidly the swelling diminishes.
"If they can drain the knee that would be great, they will try that," coach Sean Callahan said via text message. "If the blood does not want to leave the patella area, then he will have to do therapy to force that fluid out of the area. Could be two to four weeks."
With Richardson out, junior WR Alvin Bailey takes over behind center Friday at Brandon. Armwood is off the following Friday.
Bailey, the starting quarterback for Armwood's JV team as a freshman, had 113 yards on five catches in Vegas.
"I feel pretty comfortable," Armwood offensive coordinator Evan Davis said. "(TB) Wade Edwards and Alvin Bailey amassed 95 percent of our offense at Bishop Gorman, so those two same guys will have their hands on the ball. We've just got to be a little more creative in how we get them the ball."