Even before he had surgery this week, Ravens defensive tackle Ryan McBean figured there was a significant problem.
“Well when my foot was facing the direction to where it wasn’t supposed to be facing then I figured, ‘Yeah, OK. Something is wrong,’” McBean told WNST, via BaltimoreRavens.com.
McBean had the ever-popular “successful surgery” on that ankle this week, which included putting metal hardware in his ankle to strengthen the area. His prognosis is for a four- to six-month recovery, which will end his season, though there’s been no transaction yet.
“I will be back around [Organized Team Activities] time – back to 100 percent,” he said. “That’s my mark and that’s what I’ll be aiming for, that’s what I’ll be going for. . . .
“It only took me 30 seconds to feel sorry for myself and then after that 30 seconds I just moved on from there. The coaches say, ‘Hey, just make sure [you] heal and get right and just be ready for next year.’”
McBean was signed a one-year deal this offseason, and was set to be suspended three games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. That makes his return far from a sure thing for the 28-year-old, but they were apparently encouraged by what he did in a short time there.