Ravens center Matt Skura tore the ACL, PCL and MCL in his left knee, he said Sunday, but he hopes to be ready for training camp.
Skura suffered the season-ending injury in the Ravens’ Week 12 win over the Los Angeles Rams. He said Sunday that he also dislocated his kneecap.
“It was a lot of force that went into my knee,” he said.
Skura did not offer a timetable for his recovery, but he said his knee’s “feeling really good” and improving every week. He’s leaned on Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda, who had a similar knee injury in 2008, for advice and encouragement.
“I know he was able to get back and obviously had a really good career after it happened, too, so that’s definitely my goal, something that I’m going to be working toward every day, getting back for training camp,” Skura said. "We’re not going to push it, either. I’ve got to listen to my body as well and make sure that it’s feeling good and feeling stable, and we’ll make plans from there.”
Skura, a restricted free agent this offseason, will split his offseason between Baltimore and Charlotte, North Carolina, where he and his family have a home. After grading out as the NFL’s No. 16 center, according to Pro Football Focus, he could earn a second-round tender.
“I’m just kind of letting my agent deal with all that," he said. "I love being here in Baltimore, and I think we have a bright future here with Lamar [Jackson] and the rest of the guys. And so we’ll just see where the chips fall with that and just go from there.”
Andrews hurting, too
Mark Andrews had four catches for 39 yards in the Ravens’ 28-12 loss Saturday night to Tennessee Titans, but the Pro Bowl tight end clearly wasn’t himself.
After being limited in practice with an ankle injury, he couldn’t bring in an off-target first-quarter throw from Jackson, and the deflected pass was intercepted by safety Kevin Byard. He finished with 46 offensive snaps and said Sunday that he was “fighting through” a high-ankle sprain.
“But obviously, it’s healing, it’s getting better, so I’ll be all right,” he said.
He said he expects to play in his first Pro Bowl on Jan. 26.