The Ravens are expecting a lot from rookie linebacker Arthur Brown, but they probably won’t see it until training camp.
After undergoing surgery for a sports hernia recently, Brown’s been on the sidelines, but hopes to be 100 percent in about six weeks.
“It’s going well and I’m making progress daily, that’s what it’s all about,” Brown told Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “It’s unfortunate, but mentally I can stay prepared. It’s not ideal, but there’s a little bit of a positive. I make the most of the opportunity I have with the mental reps.”
The second-round pick said he’s on pace to be back on the field when rookies report to camp on July 21, but said it was important to get the problem fixed,.
“It bothered me throughout the season, on and off,” Brown said. “It got to the point during minicamp where I had it checked out and got it taken care of.”
He’s expected to win a starting job, but he’ll still need some time on the field to be ready, beyond those mental reps he’s getting now.