If the Baltimore Ravens didn’t have bad luck, they wouldn’t have any luck at all. Coming off an injury-plagued 2015 campaign that saw multiple Pro Bowlers go down with serious injuries, the hope was that Baltimore would avoid said luck this season.
Unfortunately, the team’s camp hasn’t gotten off to a great start.
Rookie third-round pick Bronson Kaufusi, who the Ravens expected to play a major role as a rookie, suffered a broken ankle in practice on Wednesday. He’s lost for the season.
Harbaugh: Rookie Bronson Kaufusi has a broken ankle.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 4, 2016
This is a major blow to the depth of the team’s front seven.
Kaufusi recorded 10 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss for BYU last season. He was expected to be a rotational member of Baltimore’s pass-rush group this season.
Not only does losing him for his rookie season hurt, the Ravens had high expectations that Kaufusi would mature into a starter over the short term. Needless to say, his growth process has been stunted by this serious injury.