On Saturday, Ravens fans received some bad news when it was announced that wide receiver Breshad Perriman suffered a partially-torn ACL during OTA’s.
This morning, Perriman underwent an arthroscopic surgery on his left knee performed by Dr. James Andrews to determine the severity of the injury. Andrews ended up finding out that Perriman’s ACL was not torn, and that it was “stable.” However, Perriman received a stem-cell injection during the surgery, and the amount of time it will take for his knee to heal is not yet known.
Numerous outlets are reporting that Perriman “should” be back in time for the 2016 season, but keep in mind that Ravens coaches and doctors believed that he could make a comeback after partially tearing his PCL in training camp last year. That never happened, and he was placed on injured reserve after re-aggravating the injury while running routes in a pregame workout.
In October, before the Ravens placed Perriman on injured reserve, head coach John Harbaugh called Perriman’s injury “one of the slowest-healing sprained PCL’s ever.”
With that being said and looking at Perriman’s short history, who knows how long this injury will take to heal, no matter how serious it is.
This news is good fortune for the Ravens, given that it “shouldn’t” be another season-ending injury for Perriman. However, it is acceptable to be skeptical of what reports are saying about this not being a season-ending injury.
The status of Perriman’s left knee will certainly be one of the top story lines to follow during Ravens training camp, and potentially during the 2016 season.
John Harbaugh will also be addressing the media at 5:30 pm today, so there could be more information about Perriman coming out this afternoon.