An evaluation by Dr. James Andrews has revealed that Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman may not have significant ACL tear, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter links). Perriman will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to determine if reconstruction surgery is necessary and Schefter hears there is “absolutely” a chance that he could return for the 2016 season. More will be known about his timetable for recovery after tomorrow’s procedure.
We recently heard the wideout was working his way back to 100% from his lingering PCL issue. Now, Perriman is facing yet another setback that could potentially push his NFL debut to 2017. Perriman impressed at the combine with his speed as he ran a 4.26 second 40-yard dash. Evaluators last year believed that Perriman’s NFL future was bright and that could still be the case, but another lost season would certainly put his prospects in flux.
As for the Ravens, Steve Smith backtracked on his retirement intentions following his own season-ending injury last year, and Kamar Aiken represented a pleasant surprise for the team. The Ravens signed Mike Wallace as well, so for 2016, they’re less exposed at the position than they were when Perriman’s rookie season vanished due to knee troubles.
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