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Ravens CB Anthony Averett injured and expected to be placed on injured reserve

A shoulder fracture is expected to sideline the cornerback for many weeks

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Yet another cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens lands on the injured reserve list as CB Anthony Averett sustained a shoulder fracture against the Eagles in Week 6. According to Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, the injury is expected to keep Averett from playing for five or six weeks.

Averett joins Tavon Young as another cornerback placed on injured reserve, after Young suffered his third season-ending injury of his five-year career.

With each cornerback injury, the Ozzie Newsome coined phrase, “You can never have too many corners,” rings true. Baltimore is now down a starting slot cornerback and their first of the backups.

Ravens secondary coach Chris Hewitt expressed his confidence in those who will fill in for the two injured corners, those being Khalil Dorsey and Terrell Bonds.

Fortunately, the Ravens’ still boast two 2019 All-Pro cornerbacks in Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters, along with talented veteran CB Jimmy Smith.