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Rookie Safety DeShon Elliott Could Miss the Year With Fractured Forearm


Ravens rookie safety DeShon Elliott could be lost for the year with a fractured forearm. Elliott suffered the injury while on kickoff coverage during the second half of the Ravens' 27-10 win in Miami Saturday night.

There is a chance Elliott could be shelved for a return later in the season depending on the severity of the fracture and the Ravens' overall injury outlook once the regular season is set to begin.

"DeShon Elliott looks like he had a fractured forearm," Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "I don't know what that's going to mean as far as whether it's the whole season or part of the season; we'll have to find out and we'll have to make a decision on that."

A sixth-round pick out of Texas, Elliott has flashed throughout the offseason and preseason games with his physicality and nose for the football. He had a forced fumble in the Ravens' Hall of Fame game and 10 tackles in Baltimore's first three preseason contests.

Elliott appeared to have a good chance of making Baltimore's 53-man roster. The Ravens have enough safety depth with starters Eric Weddle and Tony Jefferson, as well as Chuck Clark and Anthony Levine Sr. However, it could open up a spot for either veteran Kai Nacua or a player at a different position.

Check out the best shots from Saturday night's preseason game against the Miami Dolphins.

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