TE Ed Dickson Sustained Shoulder Sprain



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The Ravens already lost tight end Dennis Pitta for the preseason, and they now may be without starting tight end Ed Dickson.

Dickson suffered a shoulder sprain in Thursday's preseason opener against Atlanta while making a touchdown catch in the second quarter. He went to the locker room holding his right arm after the play and did not return.

Dickson will have an MRI to further assess the damage, but he could also be at risk of losing the rest of the preseason.

"We're pretty certain it's just a sprain, but you're looking at a couple of weeks with something like that," Head Coach John Harbaugh said after the game.

Adding to the bad news for the Ravens was that Dickson wasn't the only player to go down with an injury.

Backup defensive end Ryan McBean suffered a left ankle injury in the second quarter and was carted off the field. McBean will also undergo an X-rays to determine the extent of the injury, but the Ravens fear it could be serious.

"That could be a break, so we'll find out if that's the case," Harbaugh said.

The Ravens added McBean as a free agent this offseason, and he is the backup defensive tackle behind Haloti Ngata. McBean is already scheduled to miss the first three games of the season to serve a suspension for violating NFL performance-enhancing drug policy.

The injuries continued in the second half.

Rookie cornerback Asa Jackson also came out of the game with a hamstring injury and did not return. Cornerback Chykie Brown and quarterback Tyrod Taylor also had their hamstrings tighten up. Receiver Logan Payne has a hip contusion.

"I think these are camp-type things," Harbaugh said.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith also had a right ankle sprain, but "should be fine," Harbaugh said.

The injured players from Thursday will be added to a list of Ravens currently dealing with injuries. Baltimore had 13 players sit out Thursday's game because they are working through injures.

The scratches were linebackers Courtney Upshaw (shoulder), Josh Bynes (back), Dannell Ellerbe (unknown), Darryl Blackstock (unknown) and Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon), cornerback Jimmy Smith (back), offensive lineman Matt Birk (back) Jah Reid (calf), defensive lineman Arthur Jones (hip), wide receivers Tandon Doss (hamstring) Patrick Williams (unknown) and David Reed (knee) and tight end Dennis Pitta (hand).

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