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Marshal Yanda Won't Return Until Training Camp After Shoulder Surgery


Ravens Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda had surgery on his left shoulder this offseason, and will miss much of the team's offseason practices. 

Yanda will be held out of organized team activities and minicamp in May and June, Head Coach John Harbaugh confirmed at Tuesday's NFL league meetings. 

"He'll be ready for training camp – 100 percent," Harbaugh said. "I saw him, he's lifting, he looks good." 

It won't be the first time that Yanda has missed offseason work as he rehabbed. He also underwent shoulder surgery after the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, and didn't return until training camp. He still went to the Pro Bowl at the end of the 2013 season. 

For eight games last season, Yanda played with what was reported as a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Instead of going on injured reserve, the hard-nosed 10-year veteran came up with the idea of moving from right guard to left guard to ease some of the strain on his shoulder. 

It's a difficult switch, but one that Yanda made flawlessly. Yanda still graded as the NFL's best offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus. He didn't allow a single quarterback sack, or hit, and surrendered just six pressures. 

Yanda sat out his sixth Pro Bowl because of the shoulder injury, but wasn't sure when the season ended whether surgery would be necessary. 

Harbaugh has previously said that Yanda will return to right guard. When he gets back on the field, he'll have new starters on either side with the trade of Jeremy Zuttah to the San Francisco 49ers and departure of Rick Wagner to the Detroit Lions.

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