The Baltimore Ravens have struggled to stay healthy during training camp this year and after today’s practice, more bad news followed. According to reports, wide receiver Sammy Watkins and rookie safety Brandon Stephens both exited practice today after suffering minor injuries.
Harbaugh said he's hopeful Ben Cleveland (concussion) could be back in time for Panthers joint practices. He also said that he doesn't believe that the issues that prompted Sammy Watkins and Brandon Stephens to leave practice early are serious.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 16, 2021
This news comes on the heels of quarterback Trace McSorley being ruled out for the rest of the preseason after dealing with a back injury. Originally, McSorley suffered a back injury at home on Saturday morning but was cleared to play against the New Orleans Saints.
Harbaugh said that Trace McSorley wrenched his back Saturday picking up box at home. Played through it, but got it checked further and learned there was an issue beyond back spasms. With him being out for a few weeks, Tyler Huntley is now in position to be the team's No.2 QB.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 16, 2021
If Watkins were to miss time, it would only further hamper an already depth-less unit. Since the beginning of camp, the Ravens have lost wide receivers Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, Rashod Bateman, Miles Boykin, and Deon Cain to injury.
This isn’t the only offensive unit missing players, as offensive line is missing left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle), center Greg Mancz (undisclosed), and guard Ben Cleveland (concussion).
The Ravens have been among the healthiest teams in the league the past few years but it appears they’ve been snake-bitten thus far in 2021.