There’s no question that if second-year running back Kenneth Dixon is out for the rest of the season after he had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, it would constitute a significant loss for the Ravens.
Despite battling injuries, Dixon flashed at different points last season and showed, particularly in the Christmas Day game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, that he has the potential to be a lead back.
The Ravens, who didn’t do a whole lot to upgrade a struggling offense this offseason, need their most talented and explosive players on the field and now it’s unclear if that will ever happen for Dixon in 2017.
Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws to an open receiver against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The New Orleans Saints beat the Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in overtime.