The Baltimore Ravens have put together a 4-1 record through five weeks of the 2021 season despite not having many of their key contributors available due to injury. One of the players who has been unavailable to play is tight end Nick Boyle, who has been out even since the middle of the 2020 season as he recovers from a serious knee injury.
When talking to the media on Friday, Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh gave an update on Boyle, saying that he’s “getting well” and “getting close”, which is great news for the Ravens.
“He’s progressing well. He’s doing a good job. I think he’s getting close. I would say that he’s getting close. He looks good in his workouts. So, fingers … Eh, not fingers crossed. We’re not talking about luck here, you know? We’re looking forward to getting him back.”
Harbaugh mentioned that the team is looking forward to getting the veteran tight end back, and rightfully so. Boyle is a very big part of what Baltimore does on offense, especially in the run game. He is one of the best (if not the best) blocking tight ends in the league, and his return has been anticipated by many for a long time.
As long as Boyle is 100% healthy and ready to go, he will make a positive impact. It’s still unclear when exactly he’ll get back on the football, but Harbaugh’s update was a positive one, and that’s good news in itself.