Depending on the severity of Elam's injury, his season could be over as it would require surgery. Wilson reports that a full tear would require four to six months of recovery time, while a partial tear can only take three to six weeks of recovery, which would put him back around the start of the season.
Elam is a former first round pick out of the University of Florida. Competing with safety Will Hill for the starting job, Elam had looked good before this injury. However, the Ravens have been frustrated with the safety's progress through his first few seasons, making the 2015 season a make or break year for Elam.
As we covered earlier during OTAs, Elam had looked very good and was splitting reps with Will Hill for the starting spot. Elam was routinely in position to make plays, but the biggest knock on him had been his poor tackling, leaving the biggest impression coming during the first sets of tackle practice.
"I've been working hard and eating right," Elam told The Baltimore Sun on Friday prior to getting hurt Saturday. "I'm doing everything the right way and getting myself right. I feel really good."
While no injury is a positive thing, Elam would be far better off if the tear was minor and he was able to get snaps during preseason to make a push for reps during the regular season. A full tear could see this be the last of Elam in Baltimore, which would make him a very rare misfire by the Ravens and Ozzie Newsome in their drafting portfolio.
We'll know more likely today or tomorrow, and will bring you the latest as it breaks.