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Crockett Gillmore’s injury isn’t as bad as expected

The Baltimore Ravens tight end injured his leg in practice on Friday, causing a scare. Despite this, good news came on Saturday.

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Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun has tweeted that the Ravens believe that Crockett Gillmore’s right leg injury isn’t as bad as once thought:

It is still unknown how severe the injury is, but it is good news for Baltimore that Gillmore’s injury isn’t as bad as once thought. He wasn’t able to practice on Saturday, but it was to be expected after injuring his knee.

Gillmore went down with the injury on Friday, bringing Baltimore’s tight end group to just three players. Left in Baltimore’s healthy group of tight ends are Nick Boyle, Ben Watson and Maxx Williams. Watson and Williams are coming off of injuries of their own, so Baltimore’s tight end situation is dicey to say the least.

As previously stated by our own Matt Cohen, the Ravens already has a bunch injuries, even outside of the tight end position. Kenneth Dixon, Tavon Young, Joe Flacco, Michael Campanaro and Dennis Pitta have all gone down before the first preseason game. Pitta was released after suffering his third hip injury since 2013.

This doesn’t even factor in the retirement of linebacker Zachary Orr and center John Urschel. Orr was penciled in as one of the starting middle linebackers and Urschel was set to compete for the starting center position. Any good news is music to Baltimore’s ears at this point.