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Ravens cornerback Iman Marshall suffered a “major knee injury” the day before the team’s first padded practice, coach John Harbaugh announced Monday.
Marshall was one of four players who were absent from the team’s first practice.
“Iman Marshall had a major knee injury yesterday,” Harbaugh told reporters on a Zoom call after practice. “Unfortunately he had been working hard and was practicing well. He just came down on his right leg really awkwardly and he’s going to need major surgery. I believe it’s ACL and MCL.”
After practice, the Ravens placed Marshall on injured reserve, opening up a spot on the 80-man roster.
Marshall, a fourth-round pick from 2019, was likely to compete with Anthony Averett for one of the final cornerback spots on the 53-man roster. Marshall suffered a toe injury in mid-August last year and, after being activated in November, appeared in just three games.
He didn’t arrive in Baltimore with a fragile reputation. He appeared in 50 games over his USC career, making 48 starts. But after the coronavirus pandemic nixed offseason programs, the NFL Players Association worried about how players would acclimate to full-speed practices in training camp, given the risk for soft-tissue injuries.
Harbaugh also said that wide receiver Chris Moore “broke his finger a few days ago.”
“It’s amazing, the same thing happened last year, so Chris knows how to deal with that,” Harbaugh said. “He’ll be fine, but it’ll be a few weeks until that bone heals.”
Outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson and defensive tackle Brandon Williams also missed practice with minor injuries.