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Street Talk Ravens’ Season-Ending Injuries Timeline

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We received a message on Facebook from one of our fans requesting that we keep a time log of all of the season-ending injuries. Only players who will either be on Injured Reserve in the coming weeks, are already on IR, or received an injury settlement will qualify.

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May 29

Ravens waive (injured) CB Julian Wilson, who reverts to Injured Reserve (1).

June 4

Dennis Pitta making progress in rehabbing his hip injury; Aaron Wilson, Baltimore Sun

July 24

Michael Campanaro Confident Entering Training Camp (returning from injured quad). – Garret Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

July 29

Ravens waive WR Cam Worthy, later reverts to Injured Reserve (2).

July 30

“Perriman walked off the field gingerly under his own power, and then went into the locker room with a trainer. The injury is not expected to keep him out for long.” – Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

“‘It’s not serious. It’s all sound,’ coach John Harbaugh said [regarding Perriman]. ‘He’ll be back as soon as his knee feels a little bit better. It could be as early as tomorrow or a couple of days at the most.'” – Jamison Hensley, ESPN

Pitta (as expected) placed on Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start training camp. via Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

July 31

“Meanwhile, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman has been diagnosed with a bruised knee. Perriman landed on his knee while making a catch during the Ravens’ first full-team practice Thursday. He’s regarded as day-to-day, according to a source. Perriman hasn’t undergone a magnetic resonance imaging exam yet.” – Aaron Wilson, Baltimore Sun

August 1

“Safety Matt Elam left practice early and walked to the locker room with the trainer.” – Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

August 2

“Ravens safety Matt Elam tears biceps, expected to miss season” – Aaron Wilson, Baltimore Sun

Perriman injury update: “Although the injury isn’t considered major, sources said it may sideline the speedy first-round draft pick longer than the Ravens had initially hoped and he could be out as long as as a week.” – Aaron Wilson, Baltimore Sun

August 4

“…the Ravens definitively learned that Elam would not be available in 2015.” Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun

August 5

“Harbaugh first classified it as a bruise, then days later described it as a ‘sprain, bruise, tendon or whatever.’ He said today that both he and Perriman are eager for his return.” – No timetable for injured wide receivers Breshad Perriman, Marlon Brown to return; Jon Meoli, Baltimore Sun

August 6

“‘[Breshad] Perriman is going to be a couple days, I think,’ John Harbaugh shared after the conclusion of practice.” – Tony Lombardi, Russell Street Report

August 7

Brent Urban misses practice. – Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun

August 8

“Urban tore his biceps muscle when his arm got extended during a minimal-contact drill in practice Thursday. An MRI confirmed the injury, the recovery from which typically takes 12 to 14 weeks, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.” – Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun

August 13 – Preseason Game 1 – vs. New Orleans Saints

Breshad Perriman misses first preseason game.
TE Allen Reisner leaves game with a broken ankle.
Steven Means leaves game with an apparent knee injury.

August 15

“‘He’ll be back sometime here in training camp, hopefully soon,’ Harbaugh said [regarding Perriman]. ‘I hate that he’s missing it, hate that he’s not out here…He’s got whatever they want to call it with his knee situation there. It’s not something that’s going to keep him out for a long period of time, they tell me,'” – Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun

August 18

“‘It came back essentially normal,’ Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said following Tuesday’s practice [regarding a MRI of Breshad Perriman’s knee]. ‘It’s just gone slower that our doctors anticipated it would. So we wanted to get an MRI to see if there’s something we didn’t know about and there wasn’t. It’s normal. There’s just still a little bit of swelling, still a little bit of a sprain. That’s what they call it. We’re just going to keep working on it.'” – Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun

August 20 – Preseason Game 2 – at Philadelphia Eagles

Breshad Perriman misses 2nd preseason game.
Lorenzo Taliaferro sprains his MCL. – Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

August 27

“‘I’m asking too,’ Harbaugh said. ‘It’s just slower healing than [the doctors] expected. They really don’t have a timetable right now. That’s all I really have to say on that.'” – Harbaugh on Perriman; Ryan Mink, BaltimoreRavens.com

August 29 – Preseason Game 3 – vs. Washington Redskins

DB Chris Greenwood tears his hamstring in the 4th quarter. – Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun
DeAngelo Tyson injures his shoulder. – Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

August 31 – Roster Cutdown

Ravens place S Matt Elam (3), CB Chris Greenwood (4), OLB Steven Means (5) and TE Allen Reisner (6) on Injured Reserve.

September 1

Ravens place Dennis Pitta on PUP list, out for a minimum of the first six games of the season.

September 2

Ravens reach injury settlement, waive Steven Means (no longer on IR, back to 5).
Ravens Tied for NFL’s Most Injuries

September 3 – Preseason Week 4 – at Atlanta Falcons

Breshad Perriman misses every preseason game.

September 5

Ravens waive (injured) DT Micajah Reynolds (never reach injury settlement; on reserve/injured list 6) and DeAngelo Tyson; place Zach Thompson (7) on Injured Reserve.

September 7

Ravens reach injury settlement with DeAngelo Tyson.

September 8

“Ravens coach John Harbaugh said on Saturday that there was ‘a chance’ that Perriman could play in Week 1, which led to some speculation about the rookie’s availability.

‘I think I was pretty clear. It’s probably not a real big chance, because he hasn’t practiced,’ Harbaugh said Tuedsay. ‘When he comes [back] … I don’t have a time frame from the doctors. I don’t think it’s tremendously far down the road, or we would have done something else with him, as far as his status.'” – Jamison Hensley, ESPN

Ravens place Brent Urban on Reserve/Injured-Designated for Return.

September 13 – Week 1 – at Broncos

Breshad Perriman misses his first NFL game with a knee injury.
Lorenzo Taliaferro out with sprained MCL.

September 16

Ravens place Terrell Suggs (8) on Reserve/Injured.

September 20 – Week 2 – at Raiders

Lorenzo Taliaferro makes his 2015 debut.

September 24

Breshad Perriman makes his practice debut on a limited basis.

September 25

Ravens rule Perriman out for the matchup with the Bengals two days later; Lorenzo Taliaferro listed as questionable.

September 27 – Week 3 – vs. Bengals

Breshad Perriman aggravates knee during pregame warmups.
Lorenzo Taliaferro carries 3 times for 0 yards.

September 28

Breshad Perriman back to not participating in practice.

October 1 – Week 4 – at Steelers

Breshad Perriman undergoes knee scope; out “indefinitely.”

Steve Smith Sr., Michael Campanaro leave Steelers game with back injuries. – Jon Meoli, Baltimore Sun

October 3

“Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed on Saturday that wide receiver Steve Smith sustained small fractures in his back against the Steelers and will miss Baltimore’s Week 5 game against the Browns.” – Kevin Patra, NFL.com

Ravens place WR/RS Michael Campanaro (9) on Injured Reserve.

October 11 – Week 5 – vs. Browns

Lorenzo Taliaferro listed as inactive.
Steve Smith Sr. misses the game due to the microfractures in his back.
Cornerback Will Davis goes down with a knee injury.
Justin Forsett injures his ankle at the end of regulation.

October 13

Tests reveal Will Davis tore his ACL, placed on Injured Reserve (10).

October 14

Ravens place Lorenzo Taliaferro on Injured Reserve (11).

October 18 – Week 6 – at 49ers

Justin Forsett and Steve Smith return from injury.

October 26 – Week 7 – at Cardinals

“Wide receiver Darren Waller seemed to hurt his leg playing special teams in the first half. He did not return to the game and left the locker room carrying a bag of ice.” – Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun

October 28

Ravens place Darren Waller (12) on Injured Reserve.

November 1 – Week 8 – vs. Chargers

Steve Smith Sr. tears his Achilles.
Jeremy Zuttah injures his shoulder.

November 4

Ravens place Steve Smith (13) on Injured Reserve.

November 9

“Head Coach John Harbaugh said ‘the clock is ticking’ on Perriman to make a return, and he doesn’t have any news on how his injured knee is doing, though he does expect some information ‘really soon.'” – Ryan Mink, BaltimoreRavens.com

November 11

Ravens announce that Dennis Pitta (14) will not play in 2015 and will be placed on Injured Reserve.

November 15 – Week 10 – vs. Jaguars

Jeremy Zuttah is active for the game, but re-aggravates his shoulder late.

November 17

Ravens place Breshad Perriman (15) on Injured Reserve.
Ravens waive (injured) CB Asa Jackson.

November 18

Jeremy Zuttah (16) placed on Injured Reserve, according to Ryan Mink.

November 19

Asa Jackson (17) reverts to Injured Reserve.

November 22 – Week 11 – vs. Rams

Justin Forsett (18) breaks his arm in the first quarter. He will not return this season.
Joe Flacco (19) tears his ACL and MCL on the game-winning drive of the 4th quarter.

Cap Impact of Injuries

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A chart detailing the number of injuries the Baltimore Ravens have endured and their Salary Cap impact


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