John Harbaugh 'Hates' That Breshad Perriman Is Still Out


Much like Ravens Nation, Head Coach John Harbaugh is praying for first-round rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman to return to the field.

Perriman missed his 12th straight practice Monday morning, following an off-day on Sunday. He injured his knee during the Ravens' first full training camp practice on July 30. Technically, Tuesday is the Ravens' last training camp practice.

At first, it didn't seem Perriman's injury was serious, as Harbaugh's initial estimation – after speaking with team trainers – was that that receiver would return in a day or two due to a bruised knee.

More than two weeks later, Harbaugh was asked Saturday for an update on Perriman's progress.

"He has a whatever they want to call it with his knee situation," Harbaugh said.

"It's not something that's going to keep him out for a long period of time – they tell me – and if I were a doctor, I would give you more [information]. [Head Certified Athletic Trainer] Mark Smith is right in there. You can walk right in there and ask him yourself. I doubt he would talk to you."

Harbaugh joked that reporters expect to have definitive answers about injuries from coaches.

"I didn't take those classes in college. I wasn't interested," he said.

The good news is, there hasn't been any more serious injury revealed, unlike Bears rookie first-round receiver Kevin White, who apparently had shin splints but now will require surgery for a stress fracture.

"[Perriman] will be back sometime here in training camp, hopefully soon," Harbaugh said. "I hate that he's missing it, hate that he's not out here. I have a knot in the pit of my stomach in some ways about it. In other ways, I know it's all out of our control, and I'll put it in God's hands and let him take care of it. To me, that's the best strategy, right there."

The Ravens will travel to Philadelphia Tuesday night to begin practice there on Wednesday. Their next game is slated for Saturday, Aug. 22.

Without Perriman on the field, the Ravens offense lacks an explosive over-the-top receiving threat. Baltimore wants to get him back on the field as soon as possible because he will be a big part of the offense this year.

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