Just a couple days into camp, and the hits keep on coming for the Baltimore Ravens. First it was second-year running back Kenneth Dixon who was lost for the season with a knee injury. Then, a few days later, quarterback Joe Flacco went down with a back injury. For his part, Flacco is expected to miss 3-6 weeks.
If that wasn’t bad enough, part-time starting tight end Crockett Gillmore and young corner Maurice Canady could potentially be lost for the season with what’s being described as serious knee injuries.
“Tight end Crockett Gillmore and cornerback Maurice Canady are dealing with potentially significant knee injuries sustained during Friday’s practice, sources said. The Ravens are still determining the severity of the injuries, a process that has become all too familiar over the past couple of months,” Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reported on Saturday.
Gillmore was expected to vie for the starting tight end job this season after health issues forced Dennis Pitta to retire. The fourth-year player from Colorado State is one year removed from putting up 33 receptions for 412 yards. With him potentially sidelined for the season, expect Baltimore to look at the free agent market for a replacement.
For his part, Canady was also expected to take on a larger role after playing sparingly as a rookie last season. The former sixth-round pick from Virginia saw limited action on defense in 2016, but was set to vie with rookie first-round pick Marlon Humphrey for the top nickel position in 2017.