Though rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman remains out with a knee injury he suffered on the first full day of training camp, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that an MRI came back “normal” for Perriman and that his recovery is moving more slowly than anticipated.
Torrey Smith’s offseason departure for San Francisco left Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco without his top deep ball threat and probably made Perriman more appealing to the Ravens, who took the former Central Florida speedster at No. 26 in this year’s draft.
Though he’s missing valuable practice time, the MRI should ease concerns within the organization that Perriman had suffered significant damage to the knee.
“I hate that he’s not out here,” Harbaugh said over the weekend. “I have a knot in the pit of my stomach in some ways about it. In other ways, I know it’s all out of our control, and I’ll put it in God’s hands and let him take care of it. To me, that’s the best strategy, right there.”
Harbaugh has said for more than a week that he hopes Perriman will be back “soon,” but the delay in his recovery from the July 30 injury means he’ll miss three joint practices with the Eagles this week and at least one more preseason game.