Wide re­ceiver Per­ri­man does not need surgery

Cecil Whig - - 6 1 2 1 - By SEAN GRO­GAN

sgro­gan@ce­cil­whig.com

— Bre­shad Per­ri­man fi­nally re­ceived a bit of good news on Tues­day.

The sec­ond-year wide re­ceiver for the Bal­ti­more Ravens does not have a fully torn ACL as orig­i­nally feared, head coach John Har­baugh con­firmed af­ter Tues­day’s manda­tory mini­camp.

“That was a re­ally great re­port for all of us, and he’ll have to go to work for the next cou­ple of months and get him­self in shape and have to over­come this to get ready for train­ing camp. When he’s back, he’ll be back and he’ll be rolling,” Har­baugh said. “It just needs treat­ment. He should be back at some point in time dur­ing train­ing camp, he’ll cer­tainly be ready for the reg­u­lar sea­son. But again, that’s al­ways un­pre­dictable. I think we’ve been down this road be­fore. He’ll con­tinue to just work hard and do that. It was re­ally good news today.”

Per­ri­man saw Dr. James An­drews on Tues­day morn­ing, who de­cided the in­jury did not war­rant surgery. Per­ri­man re­ceived a stem-cell in­jec­tion, which should al­low the knee to heal on its own, ac­cord­ing to NFL Net­work’s Ian Rap­poport.

The Ravens feared Per­ri­man would miss a sec­ond-straight sea­son to be­gin his ca­reer. He was Bal­ti­more’s first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but suf­fered a torn PCL dur­ing the first day of his rookie train­ing camp. He re-ag­gra­vated the in­jury prior to a Week 3 game against the Cincin­nati Ben­gals and even­tu­ally wound up on the sea­son-end­ing

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in­jured re­serve be­fore play­ing a down.

OLB Dumervil un­der­went surgery on foot, sits out mini­camp

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— Elvis Dumervil is sit­ting out of Bal­ti­more Ravens mini­camp as he re­cov­ers from off­sea­son foot surgery.

Dumervil did not go into de­tails about the pro­ce­dure, but said he had the oper­a­tion im­me­di­ately af­ter the 2015 cam­paign ended.

“Some­where in my foot area where it was kind of lin­ger­ing,” he an­swered when asked where spe- cif­i­cally he had surgery. “In­stead of com­ing in this sea­son and have it linger more, I was able to go in and get it fixed, which I’m very ex­cited about. I feel much bet­ter than I felt last year.”

The vet­eran out­side line­backer ex­pects to re­turn at some point dur­ing train­ing camp.

Dumervil, 32, led the Ravens with six sacks last sea­son, but it was his low­est sin­gle-sea­son to­tal since he recorded the same num­ber with the Den­ver Bron­cos in 2008.

A torn Achilles in Week 1 side­lined fel­low out­side line­backer Ter­rell Suggs for the rest of the sea­son. Dumervil, who had been used mostly in pass-rush sit­u­a­tions as part of a ro­ta­tion the pre­vi­ous sea­son, was thrust into an ev­ery-down role. His body felt the ef­fects of the added work­load.

“Last sea­son was bru­tal. You have a model that you go by. You don’t feel sorry for your­self. You play ev­ery game that you can pos­si­bly play,” Dumervil said. “No ex­cuses. I didn’t feel like my­self, and that’s why I was able to go ahead and get the pro­ce­dure done. I feel a lot bet­ter. I’m ex­cited, and I feel healthy again, which I don’t take for granted. You cher­ish those mo­ments where you feel good.”

Dumervil set a Ravens record with 17 sacks in 2014, which also tied his ca­reer high. In 2015 with Suggs in­jured, he played over 100 downs more than he had the pre­vi­ous sea­son.

“I plan not to do that again,” he said. “I mean, I’ll do what­ever I have to do, but ide­ally, I would love to have the ro­ta­tion to keep guys ro­tat­ing and keep­ing us fresh and keep guys do­ing what they do best. The end goal for me is to try to get to the post­sea­son and win, so what­ever duty I have to do to do that, I’m here to do that.”

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CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY SEAN GRO­GAN

Wide re­ceiver Bre­shad Per­ri­man runs a route dur­ing Bal­ti­more Ravens or­ga­nized team ac­tiv­i­ties at the Un­der Ar­mour Per­for­mance Cen­ter in Owings Mills. Per­ri­man will not re­quire ACL surgery and ex­pects to play this sea­son.

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