The injury bug was all too common in Pittsburgh last season, but it is the Ravens that are dealing with significant absences as training camp continues to roll on.
With a carousel of offensive pieces missing practices for a litany of reasons, including quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Ravens were in search of some good news on the injury front.
They received the opposite in regards to wide receiver Marquise Brown.
Brown, one of Jackson’s favorite targets, left practice with a hamstring injury late last week out of precaution. Now, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic is reporting that the injury could be much worse for the wideout than the Ravens originally believed.
Few tweets didn't go through earlier, but John Harbaugh said that Marquise Brown had a more significant hamstring injury than what was initially believed. Sounds like he's going to miss some more practice time.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 2, 2021
In two seasons with Baltimore, Brown has 15 touchdown receptions and 1,353 receiving yards to his credit. Although the Ravens had a lackluster passing attack in 2020, Brown saw increases in his total yards and receptions for the season while cementing himself as a big play threat.
Brown’s timetable for a return might be in limbo, but ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reports that Jackson might be back by the end of this week.
John Harbaugh said Lamar Jackson is in the process of missing 10 days after testing positive for COVID on Tuesday.
Asked whether Jackson's return would be Friday or Saturday, Harbaugh said he didn't know. He then smiled and said, "I'll plan for Friday. I'll plan for the best."
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) August 3, 2021
In total, there were 14 absences from the Ravens’ practice on Wednesday morning according to Zrebiec.
Ravens have 14 guys not practicing this morning. Few guys appear to be getting vet days. New absences are Anthony Levine Jr., Derek Wolfe, Sammy Watkins, Kevin Zeitler (foot). Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, Brandon Williams remain sidelined.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 4, 2021