The Ravens are placing left guard Kelechi Osemele on injured reserve, head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, multiple media outlets reported, including the Baltimore Sun.
According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Sun, Osemele faces a three-to-four month recovery timetable from a back injury he’ll have surgically repaired, Harbaugh said.
Osemele missed Sunday’s game at Cleveland because of the back injury. A.Q. Shipley got the start at left guard in the Ravens’ 24-18 loss to the Browns.
Osemele, 24, started every regular-season and postseason game for Baltimore in his first two NFL campaigns before sitting out Sunday. He was the Ravens’ second-round pick in the 2012 draft.