Second opinion confirms that Joe Flacco’s injury is minor

The Baltimore Ravens finally received some good news in a summer that’s been filled with news of the opposite variety. According to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora, a second opinion on Joe Flacco’s injured back confirmed that it’s a minor ailment.


There’s no telling one way or another how long Flacco might be out, but this is much better news than what original reports suggested.

Immediately after news of Flacco’s back injury broke last month, reports surfaced that Baltimore might be in the market for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. These reports have since been confirmed by the Ravens themselves.

But if Flacco’s injury isn’t serious, there’s likely no real reason for Baltimore to go out there and add a veteran backup.

Then again, what we’ve seen from Ryan Mallett thus far during training camp, maybe the team might want to find an upgrade over him.

In any event, this is seemingly good news for the injury-ravaged Ravens as they set to begin the preseason next week.