The injury news isn’t getting much better for the Baltimore Ravens as their training camp continues. We already know Joe Flacco is sidelined for potentially the next month with a back injury. Second-year running back Kenneth Dixon is lost for the season. Meanwhile, two other potentially valuable members of the team are dealing with serious knee injuries.
Now comes this report from Ravens camp on Tuesday, which focuses on injury-plagued third-year receiver Breshad Perriman.
“Ravens WR Breshad Perriman pulled up running a route and stayed on the field for a bit to stretch his leg. He later left the field with a trainer. It appeared to be a hamstring,” ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reported on Tuesday morning.
That’s just not good for anyone. Perriman, a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, was limited to 33 receptions for 499 yards and one touchdown last season. He missed his entire rookie season back in 2015 with a knee injury.
Baltimore did sign veteran Jeremy Maclin as a free agent this past spring, but it surely is relying on Perriman to play a huge role on offense.
While we’re not sure the extent of Tuesday’s injury, it has to be alarming for those in Baltimore. This team simply can’t continue to deal with injuries like we’ve seen over the past week-plus if it wants to make a return trip to the playoffs after a two-year hiatus. And for his part, Perriman needs to prove that he can remain healthy.