BALTIMORE – Ravens rookie running back Kenneth Dixon was injured during the second quarter of Saturday night’s preseason game, with what appeared to be left knee injury, according to CSN’s Brett Harris. Dixon was helped off the field and taken to the locker room.
Losing Dixon for a significant period would rob the Ravens of a young player with promise as a playmaker. A fourth-round pick, Dixon was the Ravens’ rushing leader for the half when injured with six carries for 41 yards. He has shown explosiveness, ability to a make people miss, and solid hands as a receiver out of the backfield.
While the Ravens also have Justin Forsett, Buck Allen, and Terrance West in their backfield rotation, Dixon had already shown the potential to be an impact rookie.
There was no immediate word on the severity of Dixon’s injury, but an update was expected after the game, if not before.
UPDATE 27 AUGUST 2016, 9:12 P.M.
Dixon will likely undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury and more details should be available Sunday or Monday. Coach John Harbaugh will likely address the issue postgame.
UPDATE 27 AUGUST 2016, 11:20 P.M.
Coach John Harbaugh said after the game that he is optimistic that the injury to Dixon is not serious but an MRI will tell more.