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Ravens rookie WR Perriman on injury: Hardest thing I've ever gone through

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Ravens rookie WR Perriman on injury: Hardest thing I've ever gone through

OWINGS MILLS – Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman expressed confidence he would return healthy next season, and insisted his partially-torn PCL was not part of a chronic knee condition.

In his first extensive comments to the media in weeks, Perriman talked about the frustration and disappointment of being sidelined for his entire rookie season. The Ravens’ first-round pick was injured on the first day of camp, and was placed on season-ending injured reserve this week.

Here were some of Perriman’s most revealing comments during a Thursday media session:

  • Perriman said he didn’t think he would miss much time when the injury first occurred: “The doctors told me only a couple of days and I believed it. They looked into some more, and it turned out to be worse than everybody thought it was.”
  • Perriman admitted he suffered a setback warming up before the Ravens’ home opener against the Bengals on Sept. 27. Perriman pulled up in the end zone, ended his workout, limped off the field, and went to see Dr. James Andrews in Alabama a few days later: “I was starting to feel a little better, and I kind of wanted to push myself to see how far I could go. I think I just overdid it a little too much. I felt the pop in my knee. I made it a little worse, they said. Dr. Andrews said that the tear became worse than what it was initially.”
  • Perriman was so depressed at one point, he was not returning his parents’ phone calls: “Just knowing I couldn’t be out there with my teammates was really hurting me. It’s been probably the hardest thing I’ve ever went through, honestly, just a huge disappointment. I don’t know how much I can help (the team), but I know that I can help somewhat. That’s been really the hardest thing for me…I kind of shut everyone out. I wasn’t talking to nobody. Finally, my parents kind of noticed it, because I wasn’t even picking up their calls. They came up here one weekend. They gave me words of encouragement.”
  • A few teammates, along with his parents, told Perriman to ignore the outside noise surrounding his injury: "They told me you got to tune it out, because they’ll be a lot of negative things said. After they gave me that great advice, I really didn’t pay attention to it.”
  • Perriman said he was not anticipating further surgery: "I think I’ll be fine now. It’s healing very well. I don’t think they’ll have to go back in. I think it’s coming along well.”
  • The last few months have made Perriman more determined to prove he can help the Ravens: "When next year comes along, when I finally get healthy, I’m going to be more hungrier than ever. Whenever I face adversity I just come back harder.”

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Kick off your Thursday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including what to watch for at OTAs.

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1. As the Ravens try and bolster their pass rush during the offseason, they hope to find much-needed help from outside linebacker, Shane Ray. The Ravens picked up Ray from the Denver Broncos where he had an unproductive last two seasons due to injury, only registering one sack in each of the past two seasons. However, Ray had a phenomenal career at Missouri as a unanimous All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. The Ravens have given Ray a shot at a career reboot and fans are excited to see what he's got.

2. Thursday is the media's first opportunity to get a look at the 2019-20 Ravens. Ravens writer Ryan Mink writes seven things to look out for at OTAs including, attendance from veterans even though OTAs are mandatory, a look at linebacker development with the signings of namely Pernell McPhee and Shane Ray and a first look at the rookie class to name a few.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

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