Breshad Perriman is in danger of missing out on another season with the Baltimore Ravens. As confirmed by various sources, the young wide receiver has a partially torn ACL.
According to a report by NFL.com, Perriman injured his left knee during the last day of the offseason team activities of the Ravens. He is scheduled to undergo surgery this week to repair the tear.
This surgery could cause the athlete to sit out the rest of the 2016 season with team, which is very similar to what happened to him last year.
A couple of months after being drafted by the Ravens during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Perriman suffered a season-ending injury after spraining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Aside from not being able to participate in the 2015 season, the injury also made fans of the Ravens question the team's decision in signing the wide receiver with a four-year contract worth $8.7 million.
Back then, many of them labeled Perriman as a draft bust and said that he was a waste of space in the Ravens' roster. This could happen again especially since he's in danger of missing the 2016 season due to a new injury.
But, before the name-calling starts, fellow Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. defended Perriman and maintained that incident that led to the injury was out of anyone's control.
"The first thing that comes to my mind is all the bulls***-a** people that are going to have their comments about he's this and he's that," Smith told ESPN. "The injuries he sustained are not injuries [Ravens general manager] Ozzie Newsome saw coming. These are not injuries that you can control. These aren't training injuries."
"These aren't injuries where he's not strong enough or not tough enough," he added. "When you slightly tear anything, that requires a lot of treatment and possibly surgery. I feel bad for him as a man because you're going to hear all the naysayers who weren't there, who didn't see what happened and don't really understand [that] you can't control injuries."