Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman suffered a groin injury during Tuesday practice session, and the fear is that he could miss over a month.
According to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, Bateman “pulled up while running a slant against Peters and then fell immediately to ground.” He then walked into the facility with a limp.
Story of today’s practice was an injury to first-round WR Rashod Bateman. Bateman pulled up while running a slant against Peters and then fell immediately to ground. Walked to building with pronounced limp. DeCosta followed him in building.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 10, 2021
PFF’s Mario Pilato added that based on reports from camp, he believes the injury could be a Grade 2 groin injury, which would cause Bateman to miss up to six weeks.
#Ravens WR Rashod Bateman is dealing with a groin injury. Grade 1: 2-3 weeks, Grade 2: 3-6 weeks, Grade 3: 3-4 months. With the reports I am seeing I fear a Grade 2 is a possibility. https://t.co/K72E2qObJ9— Mario Pilato (@PFF_Mario) August 10, 2021
Selected in the first round of April’s draft, Bateman was picked to provide another weapon for quarterback Lamar Jackson, as they continue to bolster their passing game.
The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2019, Bateman caught 147 passes for 2,395 yards and 19 touchdowns over his three seasons with the Golden Gophers.