OWINGS MILLS – The update on safety Matt Elam (triceps injury) wasn’t good. Coach John Harbaugh said he was expecting the worst, although he had not received the MRI results. That means Elam could be done for the season.
“I haven’t heard on the MRI yet, but I’m not real optimistic,” Harbaugh said following Sunday’s practice. “I haven’t heard the formal word, but it wasn’t very optimistic yesterday talking to the doctors.”
Harbaugh said he felt badly for Elam, who reported to camp with a positive attitude after struggling his first two seasons as a first-round pick in 2013. Elam suffered his injury during Saturday’s practice.
“I’m sure it’s very disappointing for him, he told me that,” Harbaugh said. “He came back with a renewed attitude. He just had grown up a lot. He was serious… tremendous shape. It’s a fluke injury. That’s a disappointment.
“Ray (Lewis) said in 2011, ‘God makes no mistakes.’ There’s a reason for this. Your job is to come out the other end of this adversity, and make the most of it.”
However, it sounded as if Elam’s next Ravens’ game might not be until 2016.
Regarding other injuries:
- WR Breshad Perriman – He missed his third consecutive practice with a knee bruise, but Harbaugh still thought Perriman would be back before “too long”, perhaps this week.
- LB Elvis Dumervil – He also missed his third straight practice with Achilles tendinitis. Harbaugh said Dumervil would not return to practice until he was 100 percent.
- CB Rashaan Melvin – He tweaked his hamstring during Saturday’s practice, and missed Sunday. Sounded as Melvin will miss a few practices this week.
- Tray Walker – The fourth-round pick tweaked his hamstring as well during Sunday’s practice and left early. He is likely on the same timetable as Melvin.