After missing last weeks training camp reporting date, Bryant McKinnie is in town and will now report to the Ravens, Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times writes, saying that the offensive tackle hurt himself in a fall at home.
McKinnie said he injured his lower back in the mishap and had his chiropractor contact the team, but now hes eager to get going, though he may have to wait a bit.
"Of course, I'm glad to be back," McKinnie said. "I'm kind of disappointed, though. I've been training hard, I've been boxing and doing all this stuff. To have a setback like this is disappointing.
"Why isn't anybody saying I got hurt? I don't know what people thought was going on. How I got hurt is running out of the house. It was slippery and I fell and hurt my lower back. You can't be playing football when your back is hurting. When I fell, I said, 'I know I ain't going out like this.'"
Though he has to be checked out first and maybe receive some treatment for his back, McKinnie said he hopes to be practicing this week.
"I think I could be back on the field soon," he said. "It don't hurt like it did when I first did it."
McKinnie, whose weight has been an issue, looked lighter than the 354 pounds he was at during organized team activities in the recent off-season, Wilson reported.
I'm probably under 350, he said, but I've been out for about four days. So, that makes a difference."
In McKinnies absence, Michael Oher has moved to the left tackle slot.