John Harbaugh: Aaron Ross suffers torn Achilles


The Ravens’ cornerback depth has taken a hit at the outset of training camp.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Thursday that ex-Giant Aaron Ross suffered an Achilles tendon tear during the team’s conditioning test, the club’s official Twitter feed said.

The Ravens signed the 31-year-old Ross in June to compete for a reserve role behind starters Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb. However, the Achilles injury seems likely to end Ross’ season.

A first-round pick of the Giants in 2007, Ross has made 52 regular season starts, notching 250 tackles and intercepting 11 passes.

Veteran cornerback Dominique Franks, who’s also competing for a job, has not yet passed his conditioning test, Harbaugh said, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

21 responses to “John Harbaugh: Aaron Ross suffers torn Achilles

  1. SMH. Injured during conditioning test – OK, no problem, he obviously lacked functional flexibility. But a vet fighting for a job isn’t in shape to pass the test? He knew the Ravens standard and didn’t prep. Cut him now. Remember Michael Huff last season! Train up the young Ravens and let’s go to work!

  2. I’d like to think his year of slacking for the Jags helped this out. Go hang out with Hugh Douglas and roll around together in a pile of your ill-gotten gains. Nothing but bums.

  3. An Achilles tendon tear is a tough injury, although it is one a young, up and coming athlete can recover from. A fringe older player like Ross might find that it ends his career because while he will be able to run and play football again after it heals, he’s only losing more speed each passing year and he may lose a little speed and quickness in recovering from this injury. It’s not as if Ross is first-team All-Pro, he’s a guy who was competing for a roster spot.

    The only positive for Ross is at least he now gets paid for the full season. If he’d been cut at the end of camp he might not have caught on with another team this year.

  4. Most probably the end of his career.

    DB’s just aren’t the same after that injury. Remember Bryant Westbook? Another Longhorn…

    Dallas took a chance on him after he tore his while he was in Detroit.

    The very first Houston Texans game ever played, they torched him all game. He lost a step. Can’t lose a step when you’re a Corner.

    He was cut the next day.

  5. Leon Hall has fully recovered from his 2nd achilles tear in as many years. Both years he has had an outstanding, almost freakish, recovery. If he loses any speed, it’ll be very little. Not all “old” guys end careers with this injury.

  6. The nickel has been Asa’s job to lose and will continue to be so until he plays himself out of it. Why people thinks it was Franks, Ross’s, or even Chykie’s is beyond me. Minus the hard nose style that Lardarious provides Asa Jackson is more like Webby than people realize.

  7. Oh yeah Goodell, here’s for your BS suspension sentence.

    – the Football Gods

  8. Payback for the joke of a suspension of the great, upstanding role model, beater of women, ray rice. Maybe rice punched out his archilles.

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