UPDATE 11:51 p.m. — Poe seeing team doctor, Dr. Andrew Tucker.
UPDATE: I'm told, Ravens mascot with possible torn ACL. He is seeing team doctor, Dr. Andrew Tucker, now. @wusa9 #RavensFlock pic.twitter.com/JU16sheF7B— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) August 28, 2022
Injuries have been on the forefront of the Baltimore Ravens since all of training camp and preseason. The “ramp-up” schedule, new practice format, practice time adjustments and keeping starters from playing in the preseason all in an effort to reduce the risk of injury. Unfortunately, the changes didn’t impact the Ravens Mascot, Poe, who went down during halftime in a Mascots vs. Youth Football game.
ICYMI: The moment the Ravens mascot was tackled by a youth football player during halftime and needed to be carted off the field #preseason pic.twitter.com/l5DPVm8IBi— Sharla McBride (@SharlaMcBride) August 28, 2022
The injury suffered by Poe wasn’t first recognized, as it appeared to be a playful gag. However, Head Coach John Harbaugh came over to check out Poe who had been lying on the ground for nearly five minutes, as the beginning of the second half was approaching.
The crew eventually brought out the cart for Poe.
here's the full sequence of Ravens mascot Poe getting hurt pic.twitter.com/t03Qki0BxO— alex (@highlghtheaven) August 28, 2022
A replacement Poe returned before the games’ end to a big applause and high fives.