While the Ravens finished perfect in the preseason, they lost multiple players to injury, including at least one tonight. Harbaugh announced Stanley Jean-Baptiste suffered a possible broken arm and rookie LB Kenny Young was spotted in a knee brace.
Harbaugh said that it looks like Stanley Jean-Baptiste broke his arm. Tough blow for a well-traveled player who felt like he was finding home in Baltimore.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 31, 2018
Kenny Young didn’t come back in game in second half. Had brace on left knee. Harbaugh said he hasn’t got update. If he misses some time, that would obviously affect Albert McClellan and Chris Board’s status.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 31, 2018
This is a big blow to the Ravens roster as Jean-Baptiste looked like a possible candidate to replace Jimmy Smith after he received a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Only goes to show the Ozzie Newsome mantra, ‘you can never have enough corners,’ is always true.
Another disheartening loss could come in the form of Young missing playing time this season after he was spotted in a knee brace. There hasn’t been an update yet and Harbaugh said he didn’t receive an update at the podium, but he was looking capable of overtaking Patrick Onwuasor for the starting linebacker position beside All-Pro C.J. Mosley. Hopefully, both Young and the team receive positive news tomorrow.
Due to these injuries this could further shake up an already tight roster position between the linebackers, defensive backs and and even ripple into some offensive depth players making the team. If so, expect some interesting moves the following two days as every NFL club cut down their respective rosters’ to 53 players.
Kenny Young spoke to reporters following the game.
(Part 1) Rookie ILB Kenny Young sat out the second half of the Ravens' 30-20 win against Washington after injuring his left knee in the first half. But he described the injury as minor.— Edward Lee (@EdwardLeeSun) August 31, 2018
(Part 2) “If I could play, I wish I could, but I couldn’t," the fourth-round pick said. "I’m going to get an MRI tomorrow to see how things are going. I’m glad it’s nothing serious. So yeah, just see where things continue at tomorrow.”— Edward Lee (@EdwardLeeSun) August 31, 2018
(Part 3) Asked if he might be concerned that the injury is serious, Young replied, “I’m not worried. I’ll be fine. I’ll be back.” https://t.co/bNlcAQvXID— Edward Lee (@EdwardLeeSun) August 31, 2018