The 2015 Baltimore Ravens were ravaged by significant injuries on both sides of the ball, with many coming to key players. It started early with Terrell Suggs in week one, and it seemed every single game after resulted in one or two more.
Heading into this season, Ravens fans are rightfully wary of their team being bit by the injury bug. Thankfully, they appear to be relatively healthy heading out of their week one victory over Buffalo.
Elvis Dumervil is still recovering from offseason foot surgery and was inactive for this game, but outside of him there aren’t many notable names on the injury report following the win. The game didn’t yield any significant injuries for any other Ravens players either, so if Dumervil can get healthy soon, the Ravens figure to be in much better shape this year than they were last season.
In terms of players returning from injury, the results are solid. Joe Flacco had a good first half, but the entire offense sputtered in the second and his stats suffered. Steve Smith Sr. was steady if unspectacular at receiver, while the newly resigned Justin Forsett looked good sharing touches with Terrance West. Suggs also did well in his comeback effort, notching a late sack on Tyrod Taylor. Breshad Perriman didn’t have huge numbers in his debut, but did haul in a beautiful catch over top of Stephon Gilmore.
While it’s early in the season, the Ravens have to be pretty happy about where they currently are with injuries.