Breshad Perriman: I think knee will be fine now

AP

Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman’s first NFL season was a big swing and miss as Perriman never got on the field thanks to a knee injury he suffered during the summer.

Initial word was that Perriman wouldn’t miss much time, but that wound up being incorrect both before and after Perriman suffered a setback with his PCL that led to surgery in late September. The Ravens finally stopped waiting on Perriman by placing him on injured reserve this week and the 2015 first-round pick says that this should be the last we hear about this injury because next year will bring better things.

“I think I’ll be fine now. It’s healing very well,” Perriman said, via CSN Mid-Atlantic. “I don’t think they’ll have to go back in. I think it’s coming along well. … When next year comes along, when I finally get healthy, I’m going to be more hungrier than ever. Whenever I face adversity I just come back harder.”

Whether or not Steve Smith reverses course on retirement, the Ravens are in serious need of help at receiver. That’s why they picked Perriman so high in the draft and why they’ll be hoping he can pick up a lot during the offseason in order to provide it a year later than expected.

18 responses to “Breshad Perriman: I think knee will be fine now

  1. A PCL injury is a tough one to come back from particularly for a WR. Hopefully the kid will be one of the exceptions.

  2. Good for him on speaking out. People have been so quick to judge him as a bust because of injury. I think that’s silly, and slightly ignorant.

    This has been the worst season in franchise history, so while it sucks that he lost a year of development, at least it happened during this particular season.

  3. As good as last year’s rookie WR class was, this year’s has been horrid. Six 1st Round WRs taken and they all have produced squat this year except for Amari Cooper – the Raiders are the team that hit a homerun in the Draft for a change.

    Kevin White, Devante Parker, Agholor, Perriman, Dorsett all nonfactors

  4. Besides the fact he looks like he is 38 with the receding dread look, he has proven to either have a degenerative knee issue or soft. Either way with the Ravens track record on selecting receivers he looks like a potential bust.

  5. It’s not wrong to judge him for this…how do you come in healthy, suffer what is supposed to be a minor issue, and then be unable to play for the entire year…I guess you can’t blame him for being hurt, but either the ravens missed a MAJOR red flag in his physical, or this dude is soft and can’t play through the pain. Major disappointment.

  6. They thought it was a strain..it was actually a tear. He tried to come back too soon and tore it further…I don’t know that soft/bust are appropriate just yet, but there will be plenty of time for them to become appropriate.

  7. Thought the team did the young man a great disservice throughout this ordeal.

    Reporting this as a day to day bruise painted the kid as soft. He only had the surgery because he sought it out and not the team.

    As a big fan of Ozzie, this one really stuck me as odd. . . . . . It will be very interesting to see how this sorts out in the future.

  8. Not to mention he comes from a family who has a history of degenerative knee problems? What makes this dude think he’s coming back fine? I saw him get hurt at training camp, he laid out for a long flacco pass, caught it and got up lame… I hope I’m wrong but I seriously doubt if this dude ever has more than 400 yards receiving in a season and doesn’t sign another deal with the Ravens.

    Wheel’s are coming off and Harbaugh better turn it around next year or he’ll be begging to get that terp job.

  9. Stefon Diggs should’ve been a no-brainer in the 4th round. I can’t blame Breshad for being hurt, but there was an obvious insurance policy right down the street.

  10. lenbias34pt says:
    Nov 19, 2015 5:12 PM

    Thought the team did the young man a great disservice throughout this ordeal.

    Reporting this as a day to day bruise painted the kid as soft. He only had the surgery because he sought it out and not the team.

    As a big fan of Ozzie, this one really stuck me as odd. . . . . . It will be very interesting to see how this sorts out in the future.
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    Are you a Raven’s fan? They were reporting the information they had based on typical recovery from PCL injuries. The surgery was arthroscopic procedure to figure out what was wrong. A tiny incision with a scope. I had one two decades ago and was walking normally in a week.

    I believe they also did an MRI initially and it was negative. No one knew what was wrong. They just knew he couldn’t go. He tried to go, then got hurt again. Another arthroscopic procedure showed no new damage.

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