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Report: Tavon Young suffers torn ACL.

Young will miss his sophomore season.

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The 2016 NFL Draft produced a lot of great late round gems for the Baltimore Ravens that helped the team immensely last season, and they looked to continue off of that this season. Unfortunately, one of those players suffered a severe injury on Thursday during OTA practice and the Ravens have announced how bad the injury is for one of their brightest young stars.

Starting nickel cornerback Tavon Young left practice with a knee injury and it is now revealed to be a torn ACL.

Young was coming off a solid rookie campaign notching 44 total tackles, eight passes defensed, and two interceptions. Young tore his ACL after colliding with another player after getting an interception. He was reportedly putting little weight on his knee, which was never a good sign from the get go.

Maurice Canady, who was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 draft, played the nickel spot in Young's absence. Another player who could step in is Lardarius Webb, who has experience in the slot before being moved to safety last year. Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Carr are outside cornerbacks, and you have to wonder if the Ravens will give Kyle Arrington another chance to make the roster for depth purposes with Young now out of the picture.

Somehow, the Ravens just can't seem to escape the proverbial injury bug that has plagued them over the years. You can even make the case that it has cost them a couple of chances at the Super Bowl like in the 2014 Divisional Playoff game against the New England Patriots. Last year, whenever the team lost Jimmy Smith to injury, it was always at the exact time when they really needed him the most. Baltimore just can't seem to get out of their own bad luck when it comes to injures, and Tavon Young is now the latest to fall.