After two weeks of missing practice, Breshad Perriman underwent an MRI on his injured knee to see if there was any additional damage. As fans will know, it is never a positive thing when a player goes into an MRI machine as the doctors typically fear internal damage to a joint that will require prolonging their absence.
With Perriman out for so long after head coach John Harbaugh called it a "bruised knee", fans and analysts were wondering aloud where Perriman was on every practice and if his injury was maybe more than was being discussed. Our very own Doctor Bobby looked at Breshad Perriman based on the limited knowledge that had been put out.
At this point I can only speculate due to the fact that the Ravens have been fairly non-specific about his condition. … Nevertheless, given his mechanism of injury my best bet is that Perriman suffered either a bone bruise or a mild sprain to his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
With the MRI reportedly coming back clean according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun, it relieves this writer that the injury should be handled without major concern from the team training staff. It is never a positive thing to miss this long, but no additional damage will mean that there have been no ligament tears or cartilage damage to the knee that worries the Ravens and that it is most likely a bone bruise that should see Perriman back sometime soon.
The absence of Perriman has opened the door for the other wide receivers to get additional reps with the first team and quarterback Joe Flacco to mixed results. The longer that Perriman is out, the longer his road to becoming the wide receiver the Ravens hope he can, will be. While there is serious doubt that Perriman could suit up for the game this Saturday against the Philadelphia Eagles, hopefully he can return sometime this week to practice and be ready for the third preseason game, which should see the most of the starters.