Another big injury blow strikes the Ravens just hours after the team won its preseason opener. Per a Ravens press release, UDFA WR and second year OL Alex Lewis are both expected to miss the 2017 season.
Here is the official press release from the Baltimore Ravens, regarding both Alex Lewis and Tim White:
"G/T Alex Lewis aggravated his shoulder, and it has not responded to treatment. Lewis will have surgery next week and will miss the 2017 season."
"Rookie WR/RS Tim White (Arizona State) injured his thumb in last night’s game against Washington. Repair will require surgery, and White is expected to miss the season."
The severity of both reports are surprising, more so in the case of White. It was not clear exactly when White injured his thumb during last night's game.
White's injury is very unfortunate as he has been one of the standouts in training camp. His highlight reel plays have helped warrant him consideration to make the final 53 man roster. White played well last night against the Redskins, hauling in a touchdown pass.
Lewis didn't play last night, and has missed several practices in a row. Unfortunately, as the Ravens press release stated, he was not recovering well. Lewis will have season ending surgery next week. Lewis struggled to stay on the field last year with injuries as well. The Nebraska product was expected to be a starter this year for the Ravens. Now, another question mark opens up on an offensive line that was already laden with unknowns.