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Sergio Kindle has a fractured skull

Earlier this afternoon, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Ravens rookie linebacker Sergio Kindle won’t be in Baltimore for at least three weeks.  Regardless of when he shows up, he won’t be participating in training camp.

Multiple media members are reporting via Twitter that coach John Harbaugh has ruled Kindle out of training camp.  Harbaugh said that Kindle’s specific head injury that resulted in his hospitalization was a fractured skull.

Harbaugh says that Kindle was staying at a friend’s house, that Kindle woke up in the middle of the night, took a wrong turn in the dark, and fell down the steps.

Harbaugh has not ruled out Kindle for the season opener, but Harbaugh said that Kindle will have a lot of catching up to do.

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  1. AlanSaysYo says: Jul 26, 2010 3:33 PM

    You sure there wasn’t a dog and/or McDonald’s wrapper and/or big screen TV at the top of those stairs?

  2. ampats says: Jul 26, 2010 3:36 PM

    IR 2010

  3. robert ethen says: Jul 26, 2010 3:36 PM

    Ignore all of my previous comments on this issue.

  4. Dan Mateus says: Jul 26, 2010 3:38 PM

    He just happened to take a wrong turn?
    Yeah right.
    That kid was drunk.
    For some reason is sports these young and strong athletic guys always seem to have “accidents” that only your grandparents have.

  5. C-Student says: Jul 26, 2010 3:40 PM

    i call shenanigans

  6. HappyBunny says: Jul 26, 2010 3:41 PM

    Immediately, I thought of Eddie Murphy’s bit in Delirious where Aunt Bunny fell down the stairs:
    “Oh Lord, help me, Jesus. I’m falling down the stairs!…”
    “I’m halfway down now!”
    Ok, well, get well, Sergio.
    And “Guni gugu!”

  7. Philly Cheese says: Jul 26, 2010 3:41 PM

    This guy has a history of boneheaded (pun?) accidents that all have innocent explanations at first, until the truth comes out. At least he fractured the part of his anatomy which he obviously uses the least.

  8. PurpleNGold says: Jul 26, 2010 3:41 PM

    A speedy recovery to you, Mr.Kindle. The first flight didn’t wake you?

  9. ICEWALKER says: Jul 26, 2010 3:43 PM

    I can’t imagine him hitting a TE that just caught the ball and turned upfield with a skull that has a crack in it.
    I can see PUP, if he’s lucky. Otherwise it’s see ya next year.

  10. stiller43 says: Jul 26, 2010 3:44 PM

    He fractured his skull yesterday and he’s going to put a helmet on and get out on the field where everyone takes repeated shots to the head in a month?
    …is it just me, or does that sound a little quick to jump back into a sport as physical as football?

  11. PurpleNGold says: Jul 26, 2010 3:48 PM

    @ C-Student
    ha ha

  12. Brian Sipe says: Jul 26, 2010 3:48 PM

    Hey jwill007, are you illiterate or just dumb as schit ?

  13. 7370355q$ says: Jul 26, 2010 3:49 PM

    I didn’t know people could be this shallow until I’ve read some of these comments, sad.

  14. kcchiefs says: Jul 26, 2010 3:50 PM

    Sounds a little fishy….but one night I fell asleep on the couch instead of the bed. Well…I awoke in the middle of the night to take a piss and turned right as I would have had I been in bed, unfortunately I walked smack in to the wall and gave myself a bloody nose.
    Oh yeah I forgot to mention I was piss drunk.

  15. dfeltz says: Jul 26, 2010 3:51 PM

    I told the cops when they found me in a ditch that I was just resting because it was such a long walk, the rest of the story goes I was hammered drunk and it was 1:30 in the morning. Sure Serge, it was dark and took a wrong turn. wink wink

  16. ebr362 says: Jul 26, 2010 3:52 PM

    Ok, I can understand a few steps, but 2 flights of stairs? Com’on, seriously, anyone buying this BS?

  17. jj jones says: Jul 26, 2010 3:52 PM

    He won’t play this year. Watch.

  18. zygi milf says: Jul 26, 2010 3:53 PM

    My Amazon Kindle has a fractured screen.

  19. CarlHess1 says: Jul 26, 2010 3:55 PM

    “Uhhhh Durrr, my name is Sergio Kindle. Which way do I turn? Uhhhh Durrr!”
    Sergio Kindle
    circa 2010

  20. dfeltz says: Jul 26, 2010 3:56 PM

    It was dark in his friends house because he was blacked out

  21. JoeSchmoe says: Jul 26, 2010 3:56 PM

    A fractured skull sounds like it shouldn’t be anywhere near football collisions for well beyond a month, maybe even a year?
    But what do I know? I’m no doctor… I’m just a wanna be lawyer just like everyone else around here.

  22. CincyAllDaWay says: Jul 26, 2010 3:58 PM

    Sergio feel down and broke his crown and the Ravens came tumbling after………boo freakin hooo!
    Queue the excuses from the Ravens fans…..
    1) The refs cheated us.
    2) If Sergio hadn’t been hurt we’d have won that one!
    3) Cody’s hadn’t stepped on his tits!
    Got news for ya guys…he ain’t comin back this year!
    Sorry! I hope he gets well soon though, all kidding aside!

  23. TryTheVeal says: Jul 26, 2010 3:58 PM

    Can jwill007 actually make a comment here without using the word “hatin”…Seriously, don’t you think that every fan of any AFC north rival hates the other teams? I’m beginning to think you are either 12 years old or mentally challenged. Hell, i thought you were an Eagles fan the way you kiss Vick’s ass. But here, you have proclaimed yourself a Bengals fan, make up your simple mind.

  24. ATLien says: Jul 26, 2010 3:58 PM

    Immediately, I thought of Eddie Murphy’s bit in Delirious where Aunt Bunny fell down the stairs:
    “Oh Lord, help me, Jesus. I’m falling down the stairs!…”
    “I’m halfway down now!”
    Ok, well, get well, Sergio.
    And “Guni gugu!”
    ===========================
    @Happy bunny
    Best.
    Post.
    Ever.

  25. FalconsFan says: Jul 26, 2010 3:59 PM

    Super Bowl or bust right?
    -Sign a murderer
    -Joey F crying about his QB’s
    -Ed Reed fighting with the Ravens
    -Kindle “falls” down the stairs
    Sure sounds like a winning combo already. After all, the year after Ray Lewis faced his murder trial that they won the Super Bowl. This year they really DO have a murderer on the team!

  26. dogma1 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:01 PM

    That sucks, Ravens need him, Suggs has been a bust since he got paid.

  27. headrush4you says: Jul 26, 2010 4:01 PM

    Prayers go out to Kindle and his family. Get Well Soon!

  28. realitypolice says: Jul 26, 2010 4:02 PM

    stiller43 says:
    July 26, 2010 3:44 PM
    He fractured his skull yesterday and he’s going to put a helmet on and get out on the field where everyone takes repeated shots to the head in a month?
    …is it just me, or does that sound a little quick to jump back into a sport as physical as football?
    =====================
    My thoughts exactly. Players have missed much more time than this with just concussions, much less skull fractures.
    But his status is kind of sticky. Ampats says IR, but that’s impossible- Kindle doesn’t have a contract, and the Ravens sure as hell aren’t going to sign him to one until they know when or if he can play.
    I don’t even think the Ravens can stash him on the PUP list. Doesn’t he have to be under contract for that?
    Lots of questions here. Any ideas?

  29. realitypolice says: Jul 26, 2010 4:03 PM

    zygi milf says:
    July 26, 2010 3:53 PM
    My Amazon Kindle has a fractured screen.
    =================
    Rack him.

  30. WingT says: Jul 26, 2010 4:03 PM

    I take it he wasn’t wearing one of those NFL approved helmets

  31. h8ravens says: Jul 26, 2010 4:04 PM

    I bet Ray Ray had something to do with it….was he stabbed before he fell?

  32. goetta-head says: Jul 26, 2010 4:13 PM

    Yea, like we wasnt sippin on some sizzurp….
    Another great pick by the overrated ravens.
    Seeya week 2.

  33. bonecity7 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:15 PM

    “robert ethen says:
    July 26, 2010 3:36 PM
    Ignore all of my previous comments on this issue.”
    bob, I’ve been ignoring all of your previous comments on ALL issues!!!
    Hope this helps…….

  34. myspaceyourface says: Jul 26, 2010 4:18 PM

    Sleep walking?
    Highly suspect, Highly suspect
    He was sober when he drove a car into someones house too.
    Just made a wrong turn.
    ha ha ha ha ha

  35. JSpicoli says: Jul 26, 2010 4:18 PM

    7th Grader called and wants his alibi back.

  36. headrush4you says: Jul 26, 2010 4:19 PM

    Brian Sipe says:
    July 26, 2010 3:48 PM
    Hey jwill007, are you illiterate or just dumb as schit ?
    —————————-
    I think he’s a combo of the 2, with a little vomit mixed-in.

  37. WhodeyTN says: Jul 26, 2010 4:20 PM

    jwill007 gives modest Bengals fans like myself a bad name haha

  38. emoser says: Jul 26, 2010 4:20 PM

    “WHat did your mom say last night when you asked after I left?????”
    _________
    Lol… what does this even mean? Can somebody who has kids in grade school please grab them for a moment to translate?

  39. headrush4you says: Jul 26, 2010 4:22 PM

    Florio! Why did you erase all jwill007′s genius comments?

  40. Mean and Nasty says: Jul 26, 2010 4:23 PM

    Oh cmon, a fractured skull? Thats childs play for all these “tough” Ravens players. Theyre tougher and meaner than any other team, arent they?? He should be fine in a week. Tape that head up and play you coward! Sergio you gotta remember your in the AFC North so your tough as nails. No one plays harder than you and your teammates, theyre made of steel

  41. Dinozzo says: Jul 26, 2010 4:25 PM

    Hey Dez Bryant, See what happens when a rookie won’t carry Ray Lewis’s shoulder pads…

  42. klungemonger says: Jul 26, 2010 4:26 PM

    Sucks to be Serge! No contract signed, and injures himself in a non-football related accident? Better luck getting paid next year, dude!
    PS – to the rest of you dumb rookies holding out, let this be a lesson to you and just sign your freaking contracts and put a little cash in the bank in case this junk happens to you.

  43. Fed up says: Jul 26, 2010 4:34 PM

    Mean and Nasty isn’t really Mean and Nasty. He just plays one on the Internet.

  44. Heinekenfun says: Jul 26, 2010 4:35 PM

    A skull fracture is no different then any other bone fracture.. 6 weeks to heal.., that’s it. he’ll PUP for the early part of the season, which will give him a chance to recover, study the playbook, pay attention in team meetings and do what any rookie should do…, pay attention to the starters and learn how things go.
    I can’t imagine he was going to be any kind of impact player in his first year. He wasn’t expected to be a starter.., right? He’ll get some reps in practice, and play the second half the season. No big deal. Although, he’ll probably be the only Raven required to wear his helmet getting on and off the team bus.

  45. dbr1 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:35 PM

    Just like I thought initially.
    Fractured skull. ‘Brain swelling.’
    He will not be medically cleared for full contact this season by any responsible MD.

  46. headrush4you says: Jul 26, 2010 4:36 PM

    klungemonger says:
    July 26, 2010 4:26 PM
    Sucks to be Serge! No contract signed, and injures himself in a non-football related accident? Better luck getting paid next year, dude!
    PS – to the rest of you dumb rookies holding out, let this be a lesson to you and just sign your freaking contracts and put a little cash in the bank in case this junk happens to you.
    —————————–
    Sergio will get paid in 2010, he doesn’t need to wait until next year.

  47. headrush4you says: Jul 26, 2010 4:37 PM

    klungemonger says:
    July 26, 2010 4:26 PM
    Sucks to be Serge! No contract signed, and injures himself in a non-football related accident? Better luck getting paid next year, dude!
    PS – to the rest of you dumb rookies holding out, let this be a lesson to you and just sign your freaking contracts and put a little cash in the bank in case this junk happens to you.
    ——————
    You might want to get back to typing those TPS reports though if you want to get paid…

  48. jerry's kids says: Jul 26, 2010 4:37 PM

    The knock on him is that he is injury prone. Ironic.

  49. We need linemen says: Jul 26, 2010 4:42 PM

    Little Nicky says agents are pretty shady. Maybe Kindle’s pushed him down the stairs.

  50. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Jul 26, 2010 4:43 PM

    Hey Ravenmuscle, where are you with your cheap shots now? Or are your beloved birds off limits?

  51. steeltownpride says: Jul 26, 2010 4:43 PM

    All kidding aside i wouldnt play him this season . A big hit could hurt him severely or even death . Let the man heal completely before he gets back on the field .
    Football aside life is to short to play with your life .

  52. shaslers says: Jul 26, 2010 4:44 PM

    Given his past with a DUI charge and with driving into a building and then waiting a day to report to police about it, I can see why someone would conclude that alcohol probably played a role in this latest fall.
    But it’s unfair to draw this conclusion without more information.
    For instance, it’s widely reported that Kindle suffers from narcolepsy. About 40% of people with narcolepsy sleep walk. And falling accidents are common for sleep walkers.
    Kindle claims he doesn’t drink anymore and claims that he has narcolepsy. Given these claims, sleep walking is just as viable an explanation for what happened as is being drunk. More, really.
    I realize that preaching open-mindedness here is as pointless as preaching monogamy to NBA stars, but I thought I’d give it a shot anyway.

  53. Marcinik07 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:46 PM

    Lol people love to hate the Ravens. I love it! The season nears…

  54. PurpleNGold says: Jul 26, 2010 4:58 PM

    Yes, 7370355q$, we as earthlings are prone to express ourselves freely. Your ship is almost ready, sir, you don’t want to be late…

  55. WVUColumbus says: Jul 26, 2010 4:59 PM

    Wonder if Ray Lewis and/or Donte Stallworth was around this guy??
    The difference between the Steelers and Ravens is that the Steelers are playing w/ house money this year (given one of the worst off-seasons in team history).
    The Ravens are a fashionable preseason pick for the Super Bowl.
    It’ll be interesting to see which team grabs the division title.

  56. monet99 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:59 PM

    He saw Tony Siragusa naked and fell down steps

  57. CookieFlash says: Jul 26, 2010 5:02 PM

    2 flights of stairs?….how the…?

  58. Thingamajig says: Jul 26, 2010 5:10 PM

    “Harbaugh has ruled Kindle out of training camp.”
    “Harbaugh has not ruled out Kindle for the season opener, but Harbaugh said that Kindle will have a lot of catching up to do.”
    Huh? It must be a tough camp for rookies in Baltimore if you can miss the entire camp and it’s still possible to play in the first game.

  59. lowleadman says: Jul 26, 2010 5:19 PM

    That’s unfortunate. I wanted my team to draft him and was pissed when he went by.
    Hope he gets to play this year.

  60. Burning River says: Jul 26, 2010 5:22 PM

    This sucks for all of those Ravens fans who advance-purchased those Super Bowl tickets…

  61. lowleadman says: Jul 26, 2010 5:24 PM

    The Great BillyGOAT had visions this would happen, and that’s why the Pats passed on Kindle not once, but twice, when their glaring waekness was outside linebacker. He knew. He knows everything. Yes, he knows everything about Bell and Howell too.

  62. azlionsfan says: Jul 26, 2010 5:37 PM

    How does a professional athelete manage to fall down that many stairs. It just doesn’t seem possible.
    Sincerely, professional athletes tht can’t set an alarm clock.

  63. BenRapistberger says: Jul 26, 2010 5:48 PM

    Suddenly I’m not as upset that the Pats passed on him.

  64. golongboyee says: Jul 26, 2010 5:54 PM

    Thingamajig – to moron,
    Many players have done this. Training camp ends weeks before the season opener……so, one could miss the entire camp and still get in 2-3 weeks of practice! Duhhh!

  65. R.Farva says: Jul 26, 2010 6:06 PM

    its a bummer but won’t significantly impact the Ravens season…hopefully Cody buys a rancher

  66. NzYme says: Jul 26, 2010 6:33 PM

    Gotta with dbr1 here. I had a grade II concussion and I missed 6 games in college. This dude has fractured skull?? He’s not playing for at least 3-4 months.

  67. MagicMan407 says: Jul 26, 2010 6:37 PM

    Hope he heals and gets better.. even though I dont really like the Ravens (skins fan from MD) I hope the best for my hometown team.

  68. granadafan says: Jul 26, 2010 6:51 PM

    No no no. He was washing Jeff Kent’s truck and fell off the roof!
    Seriously, wouldn’t Kindle have stopped falling after the FIRST flight of stairs? How in the world did his straight momentum cause him to make a 90 degree turn to fall down the second flight? Maybe he can make up an excuse of angular momentum, but that would be too many syllables for Kindle.

  69. biggietookit says: Jul 26, 2010 6:52 PM

    Ah, the football moralists come out again. Even if he were drunk (not that any evidence says he was), who cares? Isn’t this the same crowd that wants all the athletes at home and in bed by midnight? Where was Sergio right before he got hurt? At (a friend’s) home. In bed.

  70. funi says: Jul 26, 2010 6:56 PM

    There’s more to this than he is saying! Tell the truth you Texas punk! When it comes out it will only make you look worse. Did Ray Lewis tell you how to lie?

  71. JimmyY says: Jul 26, 2010 7:08 PM

    If the narcolepsy excuse truly exists as his, as shaslers states, then he’s a dumb s… for sleeping ANYWHERE other than on a lower floor. Don’t care if there’s no bed there you can sleep on a couch. Don’t buy it at all, unless he’s really that stupid. Sorry, stupidity and alcohol makes much more sense.

  72. CKL says: Jul 26, 2010 7:25 PM

    # shaslers says: July 26, 2010 4:44 PM
    Given his past with a DUI charge and with driving into a building and then waiting a day to report to police about it, I can see why someone would conclude that alcohol probably played a role in this latest fall.
    But it’s unfair to draw this conclusion without more information.
    For instance, it’s widely reported that Kindle suffers from narcolepsy. About 40% of people with narcolepsy sleep walk. And falling accidents are common for sleep walkers.
    Kindle claims he doesn’t drink anymore and claims that he has narcolepsy. Given these claims, sleep walking is just as viable an explanation for what happened as is being drunk. More, really.
    I realize that preaching open-mindedness here is as pointless as preaching monogamy to NBA stars, but I thought I’d give it a shot anyway.
    _____________________________
    Good post. I admit I jumped to conclusions because it seems incomprehensible to me that a well conditioned athlete could simply fall down the stairs and have alcohol or a baby momma with a knife or whatever not involved but certainly this is possible.
    Either way it sucks for the kid.

  73. DB26 says: Jul 26, 2010 7:39 PM

    A) Why did anyone deem this team Championship caliber?
    B) As easy as it would be to take shots, I will take the high road. Hope he recovers well. I know he has a history, but I have woke up in the middle of the night, sober mind you, A) Smoking a cigarette outside B) Sitting in my car C) Hanging out on the railing on the 5th floor of a hotel in Panama, D) Sprinted into a 60″ Sony TV. All while being a sleepwalker & having no idea what in the hell was going on! Scary stuff!

  74. robert ethen says: Jul 26, 2010 7:42 PM

    “He’s got his mind in the coconut, but he mixed it all up…Doctor, Doctor!”.

  75. realitypolice says: Jul 26, 2010 8:14 PM

    Heinekenfun says:
    July 26, 2010 4:35 PM
    A skull fracture is no different then any other bone fracture.. 6 weeks to heal.., that’s it. he’ll PUP for the early part of the season, which will give him a chance to recover, study the playbook, pay attention in team meetings and do what any rookie should do…, pay attention to the starters and learn how things go.
    =========================
    He can’t “PUP for the early part of the season”. He’s not under contract. The Ravens will have to sign him first- and what kind of contract will they offer him now?

  76. Mean and Nasty says: Jul 26, 2010 8:14 PM

    @ Fed up
    I’ve love to meet you and let u see how mean and nasty I am!!
    I love all the Ravens hype…its just gonna make it that much sweeter when they crash and burn this year. What makes you think you’re better than the Colts this year?? I wish we played again…hopefully theres another meeting in the playoffs

  77. Marcinik07 says: Jul 26, 2010 9:34 PM

    We held the Colts to 20 and 17 last year with a new DC. Now we have the weapons to better. Without Manning you wouldn’t have a team. lol

  78. golongboyee says: Jul 26, 2010 9:39 PM

    DB26 – they are deemed a championship caliber team because they are one idiot!!!
    Kindle’s status is irrelevant.

  79. Brooklyn Eagle says: Jul 27, 2010 9:41 AM

    Purple drank.

  80. golongboyee says: Jul 27, 2010 11:49 AM

    funi – as always = moron!

  81. Ray Ray is soft says: Jul 27, 2010 3:09 PM

    @ Marciniko…..you must me really taking this thing to heart.I agree with the Colts being Manning’s team.The last time you beat Manning is the 2001 season in which Pittsburgh knocked you out the playoffs.

  82. David56 says: Jul 29, 2010 5:17 AM

    Good neighbors of our lost their only son last January when he tripped and fell down the basement stairs in the home he had lived in his whole life.
    He died from a broken neck. He was only 19 years old and was one week away from leaving for Army basic training.
    Accidents DO happen and just because it happened to a football player doesn’t mean he was drunk or anything like that. It may well have just been that: an accident.

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