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Ravens QB Joe Flacco is confident he will be ready for the first day of training camp

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

When Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco tore his ACL and MCL in week 11 of the 2015 season against the then St. Louis Rams, many were worried as to how long it would take him to recover. At face value, it didn't look like time would be on his side. Flacco suffered the injury in late November and the timetable that some were going with was until the middle of the September of the 2016 season.

With Flacco's work ethic, rehab, and great doctors in the process, Joe won't have to wait until the fall to see time on the field. Flacco expects to be ready for the first day of training camp.

"I expect to be out there the first day," Flacco noted via

This gives Flacco an opportunity to work with newly acquired pass-catchers Mike Wallace, Ben Watson and Chris Moore for the first time. Also allowing Flacco to work with tight end Dennis Pitta for the first time since week 3 of the 2014 season. Not to mention, since Flacco's season was cut short in 2015, he will continue to work with offensive coordinator Mark Trestman to get a better understanding of his offense.

"It'll be interesting," Flacco noted via "It will probably be a little different the first time I take a couple drop backs and feel guys coming in my face and I'm expected to throw still. I don't expect to have those kinds of thoughts lingering in my head, but you never know till you get out there and do it again."

A healthy Ravens team makes the organization an immediate threat in the AFC.