Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata tore his pectoral muscle in the league’s All Star game because he was so fired up at an NFC player.
“It sucks,” Ngata said, according to the Baltimore Sun. “I was actually trying to hurt somebody else and
I hurt myself.”
Hate when that happens. Ngata told the assembled media Sunday that he was roughly 6-8 weeks away from returning to action, which means he’ll probably miss all of pre-training camp work.
Ngata reportedly has full range of motion already and is trying to regain his
strength. The team is believed to be interested in giving him a long-term contract this offseason.
Now we’re just curious who he was trying to hurt.
UPDATE: We have yet to see a correction from the Sun, but we’ve heard from a few people Ngata said he was trying not to hurt someone else. Our old friend Aaron Wilson tweeted that was the quote from Ngata, which would make a lot more sense. Apologies for passing along the misquote, if it was a misquote. We’ll let you know if they fix the quote.
UPDATE II: They fixed the quote and apologized for the error. We do as well.