Bernard Pierce had rotator cuff surgery on Wednesday

AP

The Ravens have overhauled their offensive coaching staff over the last few days and the shakeup leaves some uncertainty about what things will look like on that side of the ball once the Ravens get back on the field.

It’s not the only question mark, however. There’s also how well players will heal after surgeries like the one running back Bernard Pierce had on Wednesday.

Pierce’s agent said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, that Pierce had rotator cuff surgery on Philadelphia to repair an injury that bothered him throughout the season. Pierce consulted multiple doctors after the end of the season before deciding to have the surgery, which requires four to five months of rehabilitation.

Pierce is expected to make a full recovery, but that timeframe will likely keep him out of the team’s offseason workouts and will give other running backs a chance to make an impression on offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak as he puts his offense into place. That system has been very kind to running backs in the past and Pierce will have a lot of work to do in training camp to put himself in position to benefit from it.