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The Ravens still face a ton of injury questions

The Ravens have a long list of players coming off season-ending injuries or offseason surgeries, and another group of players who are dealing with injuries sustained in the offseason program. The organization and coach John Harbaugh typically don't reveal a whole lot about injuries, but here is a look at where things stand with several of the rehabbing players.

With this week's organized team activities canceled after the Ravens violated the collective bargaining agreement, the below players will have another week to heal.


Michael Campanaro, WR: Campanaro is dealing with a strained calf muscle from offseason workouts. It's an obvious concern because the former River Hill standout has struggled with soft-tissue injuries during his Ravens career. Harbaugh backed Campanaro at last week's organized team activities, saying the wide receiver is working extremely hard to move beyond the injuries. Campanaro will be in a battle for one of the final wide receiver spots, so getting healthy and returning to the field is imperative.

Will Davis, CB: Davis tore his ACL for the second time in as many seasons last October. He has made another quick recovery and was running near full speed off to the side last week. Davis, who impressed in limited action last season, has yet to be fully cleared for the workouts, but that should happen relatively soon.


Kenneth Dixon, RB: Dixon tweaked his hamstring at Louisiana Tech's pro day in March. The injury sidelined him for the rookie minicamp and last week's OTAs. The fourth-round pick, however, should be nearing a return and the Ravens have no concerns to this point about his availability for training camp.

Joe Flacco, QB: Seeing Flacco on the sideline in a T-shirt and shorts during last week's OTA was jarring, given his durability with the Ravens. However, it remains likely that Flacco, who had surgery in December to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, will be ready for training camp. Harbaugh has said the former Super Bowl MVP would likely try to return sooner, but the team won't take any chances with its franchise quarterback.

Justin Forsett, RB: Forsett, the team's likely starter, is now 100 percent after he had surgery to repair a broken arm last November. He looked fast and fresh last week, leaving no concerns about his recovery.

Crockett Gillmore, TE: It was initially feared that the team's starting tight end would need offseason surgeries on both of his shoulders and might be in jeopardy for the start of the regular season. However, Gillmore had just one shoulder operated on and he's made a quick recovery. He was on the field last week and he should be good to go for training camp.

Bronson Kaufusi, DE: The rookie third-round pick strained his back at the team's rookie minicamp and he's been sidelined since. Harbaugh wasn't asked about Kaufusi at last week's OTA, so it's unclear how significant the former BYU standout's injury is. The loss of practice time is a setback for a rookie who needs to learn the Ravens' defense.

Eugene Monroe, OT:  Monroe had surgery in December to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and he's still yet to be cleared to return. When he is, his future with the Ravens looks bleak after they used the sixth overall pick in this year's draft on Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley.

Breshad Perriman, WR: The second-year receiver and 2015 first-round pick looks healthy and happy after a rookie season in which he was neither. Perriman sustained a sprained knee on the first full day of training camp and missed the entire year. He says he's 100 percent and not even thinking about his knee, and he seems motivated to put last season behind him.

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Dennis Pitta, TE: Pitta's participation level in the contact practices during training camp remains to be seen, but team officials continue to rave about the progress he's made. In the OTAs last week, Pitta looked as quick and as comfortable as he's been since fracturing and dislocating his hip for the first time before the 2013 season. He'll always be at risk for re-injury, but both the player and team are extremely pleased with where he's at.


Trent Richardson, RB: Richardson tweaked his hamstring a couple of weeks ago, knocking him out of the early OTAs. Harbaugh acknowledged that the veteran, who hasn't played in an NFL game since 2014, has some work to do to get in optimum shape. Anything that takes Richardson off the practice field is a blow for a player who has an uphill battle to make the team.

Jumal Rolle, CB: One of the players the Ravens hoped would add depth on the outside, Rolle tore his Achilles tendon during the offseason workout program and will miss the 2016 season.

Steve Smith Sr., WR: It's been about seven months since the veteran had surgery to repair a torn Achilles. Smith has said all along that he isn't worried about getting back in time for minicamp or even the start of training camp. He just wants to make sure he's ready for the regular season. It's unclear when Smith will return, but all reports point toward him being on track.

Jimmy Smith, CB: Smith had the screws removed from his surgically-repaired foot about four weeks ago. He wasn't participating in last week's OTA, but he was on the sideline for most of it, and he didn't look to be in any discomfort. Barring no setbacks, the Ravens' top corner will be ready for training camp.

Terrell Suggs, OLB: Suggs hasn't spoken publicly about his status since he tore his Achilles in the 2015 regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos. However, he was at the team facility rehabbing during OTAs. All reports are that the 33-year-old, who is trying to return from a torn Achilles for the second time in four years, is making steady progress. The expectation is the Ravens will take it extremely slow with him. Suggs traditionally speaks to reporters at the mandatory minicamp (June 14 to 16), so we should know more about his readiness for training camp at that point.

Jeremy Zuttah, C: The veteran starter had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle in November, but he was a full participant in last week's OTA and he should be at 100 percent heading into training camp.