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Rookie RB Kenneth Dixon injured, had to be helped off the field

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Injury gods have no mercy

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Late in practice as the Ravens finished up drills rookie running back and expected future star Kenneth Dixon was injured.

On the drill Dixon hauled in a pass, and sprinted to the near sideline. Towards the end of the run he was pushed out of bounds by a defensive player. He stumbled and rolled onto the turf. He was upset he was shoved hard, and started walking away, until limping on his left leg.

He took a few more light steps before kneeling down, and then eventually sitting.

He was being talked to by a trainer while pointing on his left knee. He was clearly in pain, with his teeth grinding and hands on his head.

In the end, he was helped off the field by teammate Justin Forsett, but could hardly put weight on the left leg.

John Harbaugh started his press conference by addressing the injury.

"Kenneth Dixon, he's going to be okay. He's got just a little -- just a little slight thing with the knee," Harbaugh said. "He should be fine. Maybe even tomorrow we'll see"

It definitely didn't look good, but a hard landing is not something you want to see. Hopefully tomorrow we'll see the rookie back out on the field taking more reps.

UPDATE: Schefter reporting it's a grade one MCL strain. Will be considered day-to-day.