OWINGS MILLS – Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he had been told that wide receiver Breshad Perriman would have knee problems that lingered beyond this season. Perriman was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a knee injury that occurred the first day of training camp in August. The Ravens have called the injury a strained posterior cruciate ligament, and initially thought Perriman would miss limited time. Instead, he did not play a down this season.
However, Harbaugh said he was not aware that Perriman had a degenerative knee issue. Harbaugh also said he had not been told that Perriman would require more surgery.
“Not that I’ve been told, but to me, it’s still a hard one to understand,” Harbaugh said Wednesday. “Better people to ask than me about that. I’m just disappointed. Breshad is disappointed. I had a chance to talk to him yesterday (Tuesday), probably for the first time in depth. He was hard to talk to before. You couldn’t talk to him. You’ve seen him around, he was just kind of so down about the whole thing. He seemed a little more at peace with his future, and he was excited with the progress he was making.”
The Ravens must hope Perriman can overcome his injury, because they are in major need of young playmakers.