The Baltimore Ravens saw another one of their wide receivers go down with an injury during a training camp practice. On Tuesday, Rashod Bateman suffered a non-contact groin injury where he had to be helped to the sideline, but eventually limped off of the field.
Story of today’s practice was an injury to first-round WR Rashod Bateman. Bateman pulled up while running a slant against Peters and then fell immediately to ground. Walked to building with pronounced limp. DeCosta followed him in building.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 10, 2021
Ravens first-round pick Rashod Bateman limped off the field early in practice and did not return.
Bateman injured himself making a cut against Marcus Peters and fell to the ground.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) August 10, 2021
Much was unknown initially after the injury, but later in the day it was reported by Mike Garafolo that Bateman suffered a groin injury and is considered week-to-week.
An injury update from @MikeGarafolo and @RapSheet on Ravens WR Rashod Bateman: a groin injury that is considered week-to-week. No guarantee that he’ll be ready for the season, but that’s the hope. pic.twitter.com/foZoVevu5p
— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) August 11, 2021
The rookie wide receiver had been dealing with muscle tightness before he suffered his latest injury, so it seems likely that Baltimore will give him all of the time he needs to recover. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Bateman miss all of the preseason, and with how complicated groin injuries can be, his absence could extend into the regular season.
It’s a crushing blow to both Bateman and the Ravens, as the wide receiver was expected to grow into a big part of the offense over the course of the regular season. Now that will have to be put on hold, as the most important thing is Bateman’s health as he hopefully fully recovers.
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