Dixon out for sea­son

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

A few hours af­ter the Bal­ti­more Ravens of­fi­cially an­nounced the sign­ing of run­ning back Bobby Rainey on Wed­nes­day, Coach John Har­baugh con­firmed that run­ning back Ken­neth Dixon (Strong) will sit out the en­tire 2017 sea­son be­cause of a torn menis­cus in his left knee. Har­baugh an­nounced that the in­jury was a full tear and that the 5-foot-10, 212-pound Dixon suf­fered the in­jury while work­ing out re­cently with strength and con­di­tion­ing coaches from Louisiana Tech, where he played for four years. Dixon, who has in­jured that left knee three times since he was se­lected in the fourth round of last year’s NFL draft, joins tight end Den­nis Pitta (third hip frac­ture) and cor­ner­back Tavon Young (torn left ACL) as key play­ers to suf­fer sea­son-end­ing in­juries. Tight end Dar­ren Waller will serve a year­long sus­pen­sion for vi­o­lat­ing the NFL’s sub­stance abuse rules. Dixon, 23, rushed for 382 yards and two touch­downs in 12 games last fall and caught 1 touch­down pass. He could serve a four-game sus­pen­sion to start the reg­u­lar sea­son af­ter he vi­o­lated the NFL’s pol­icy on per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing drugs if the team places him on in­jured re­serve be­fore the start of the reg­u­lar sea­son.


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