If Breshad Perriman didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all.
“It feels really good. It feels amazing. I feel like a kid in a candy store, so I’m very happy.”
Those words were spoken by an excited Breshad Perriman as he took to the podium in May after his first OTA session.
Perriman, the Ravens’ 2015 first-round draft pick, sped past opposing cornerbacks in numerous one-on-one and full-team drills, showing exactly why the Ravens coveted the speedy receiver out of Central Florida.
The excitement didn’t last long, as Perriman reportedly suffered a partially torn ACL in his left knee at the latest OTA.
Per ESPN, Perriman is scheduled to to visit specialist Dr. James Andrews on Monday to see whether or not he needs season-ending surgery, thus complicating matters at the receiver position as training camp creeps closer and closer.
Since then, fans have scoured message boards and taken o the airwaves to vent their frustration following the news, which broke on Saturday afternoon. Some have labeled him a “bust” while others have blasted the organization – particularly Ozzie Newsome – for selecting an “injury prone” player.
Let me be the first to say: stop the madness of doing either. No NFL player asks to be injured.
Perriman has been the victim of pure bad luck, plain and simple.
As if training hard to get back on the field in 2016 wasn’t enough, he’s also had to cope with his father’s health problems, and the tragic loss of friend and teammate Tray Walker.
Fans may be frustrated, but you’d be a fool to believe that anybody is more upset about this than Breshad himself. It was clear to all that he was eager to get back on the field and prove that the organization was right to draft him.
Lady Luck can be a cruel woman.
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