After the Ravens won their 15th straight preseason contest, the mood quickly shifted from positive to negative as head coach John Harbaugh announced CB Tavon Young is dealing with a “serious neck issue.”
Harbaugh said CB Tavon Young has a serious neck issue. He could be out for rest of season. That would be huge blow for Ravens.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 16, 2019
This news comes only months after the young, budding star signed a three-year contract extension worth $25.8 million with $13 million guaranteed.
According to Harbaugh, the Ravens are recommending surgery, which would end Young’s 2019 campaign, missing his second full season in the NFL.
Young was hurt in practice over the weekend. Has disc issue in neck. Ravens feels he’s one of best young slot cornerbacks in league. This would be second full season Young would miss.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 16, 2019
The silver lining to this injury is Young’s injury not expected to be career threatening as the Ravens lost LB Zachary Orr to a congenital neck issue.
Harbaugh said Ravens recommending surgery for Young. Harbaugh says it’s not career threatening. It would be season ending.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 16, 2019
Looking at this from a football perspective, the Ravens are deep at cornerback and explains the reason for Cyrus Jones playing extensively at the slot position against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2 of the preseason. Now, expect the Ravens to lean on Brandon Carr, Jones and Anthony Averett to fill in for the talented Young in 2019.