It was reported earlier on Tuesday that second-year Baltimore Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon suffered a torn meniscus and will have to undergo surgery.
The extent of the meniscus tear was not yet known, leaving open the possibility that Dixon could return in the normal 4-6 week time frame.
That can now be completely thrown out the window. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Dixon had his meniscus fully repaired. This means that he will be out for the entire 2017 season.
Source: #Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon will be out for the season. He had his medial meniscus repaired today – not trimmed. Out 4-5 months. Brutal
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2017
It’s an absolutely major blow for a Ravens team that was looking to improve its rushing attack with a three-headed group that included Dixon, Terrance West and Danny Woodhead.
Dixon, who was originally suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, recorded 544 total yards and averaged 4.3 yards per rush as a rookie last season. His absence will surely hurt the Ravens.