How Is Breshad Perriman Handling His Injury?


The last time Breshad Perriman went through a full practice was before training camp even opened.

The Ravens' first-round pick went down with a knee injury on July 30 and has been hobbled ever since. The closest he's come to game action has been working out on the field during pre-game warmups in Week 3 before the Bengals matchup.

Perriman hasn't talked to the media since suffering the injury, but his position coach, Bobby Engram, shed some light on Perriman's mindset during the recovery.

"His spirits have been good, and we look forward to getting him healthy and getting him back," Engram said. "I think it's a growing process. I think he has been a little frustrated. I think he wants to be out there. He wants to compete. He wants to play. But at the same time, he realizes he has to go through this process and get himself healthy."

Perriman's injury has been diagnosed as a strained posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and Head Coach John Harbaugh said last month that it is "probably one of the all-time slowest healing strained PCLs ever."

Perriman had a scope procedure on the knee on Oct. 1 to determine if there was any damage that had previously gone undiagnosed. Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed that scope and found no additional injury.

The receiver has not practiced in any capacity since that injury.* *

"I've been disappointed for Breshad* *because he put in so much work and preparation to give himself that opportunity," Engram said. "But he has been around [the facility]. He has been in the meetings."

While the wide receiver position has been hit hard with injuries, the Ravens have held onto Perriman's spot on the 53-man squad. Harbaugh said last week he's still hopeful Perriman will play this season, and the Ravens could certainly use him in the lineup after the season-ending injury to Steve Smith Sr.

"It's unfortunate, but that's a part of this business that we take part in," Engram said. "Football, it's a physical sport, and sometimes these things happen."

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