Brent Urban just can't catch a break.
For the second season in a row, it looks like his year is over before it even began. Last year, Urban's rookie year ended due to a freak knee injury in training camp. Yesterday, it may have just ended again when the second-year defensive end went down with a torn biceps.
Per the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec, Urban went down injured in yesterday's practice during a minimal contact drill. A MRI test later confirmed the extent of the injury.
Urban is the second Baltimore player to succumb to a torn biceps in just this week. Safety Matt Elam, who received surgery this week also tore his biceps. The injury usually has a 12-week recovery period, so the Ravens have the tough decision of who to send to the season-ending injury reserve, and who to send to the injury reserve with a designation to return. The latter means that a player can return to the active roster eight weeks after their designation.
Urban, the second-year 6'7 295 pound product of the University of Virginia, was set to have a key role on the Ravens defense this year. Despite last year's knee injury, the coaches were impressed with his recovery and skills, as Urban was reportedly having a great camp. He was in line to take some snaps away from veteran Chris Canty.
In his place, some young defensive linemen will have to step up and prove how strong the Ravens defensive line depth is. Kapron Lewis-Moore, Lawrence Guy, and Carl Davis are just a few players who need to play hard and prove their worth.
For Urban, he has yet another long road to traverse if he wants to get back on the field.