COMMENTARY | The Baltimore Ravens are well known for holding relatively intense minicamps. They run the risk of injury by doing so, but the Ravens have emerged mostly unscathed from this year's OTAs. Most of the injuries facing this team are remnants from surgeries, such as those undergone by Haloti Ngata, Arthur Brown and Terrence Cody, or lingering injuries from the 2012 season, such as Terrell Suggs' torn Achilles.
Whatever the cause, all of them are listed right here.
Terrell SuggsLet's start with the good news. Terrell Suggs has shown no ill effects from the torn Achilles that hampered him last season, and he looks trimmer and more explosive. Suggs is physically ready to become a force once again. Once he displays that burst again on the field, Suggs can officially be declared cured.
Haloti NgataPerhaps the biggest injury facing the Ravens is Haloti Ngata's. The massive defensive tackle is still recovering from a sprained knee suffered in the Super Bowl. He was limited to doing some cardio and stretching on the sidelines during OTAs, but Ngata should be ready by training camp. He has a full summer of rehab and training ahead before that can happen, though.did not participate in OTAs after having undergone shoulder surgery this offseason. He was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, and the Ravens expect him back in some capacity by training camp.
Arthur BrownSecond-round draft pick Arthur Brown is recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia. The injury affected Brown throughout 2012, so getting that addressed can only help the young linebacker. Brown has already begun increasing his workload, participating in minicamps in a limited, mostly individual capacity. He should definitely be ready by training camp.
Albert McClellanProjected to compete for reps at inside and outside linebacker, Albert McClellan needed all the practice reps he could get to make an impression. Unfortunately, he has been kept on the sidelines this offseason as McClellan recovers from surgery on his torn labrum. McClellan is focused on getting back into shape for a potential return by training camp.
Adrian HamiltonThe Ravens had a scary moment during OTAs when outside linebacker Adrian Hamilton landed awkwardly and got up clutching his back. John Harbaugh claims that the injury wasn't serious and was likely a muscle contusion, meaning Hamilton should still be on track to participate in training camp.
Ed DicksonEd Dickson sat during portions of training camp with a strained groin, but this was merely precautionary. Dickson should be fine for training camp.
Terrence CodyWhile Brandon Williams has been wowing the Ravens' coaches, Terrence Cody has been recovering from offseason hip surgery. He was completely shut down at OTAs, and still has a long rehab ahead of him. Still, the Ravens seem to expect him back for training camp. Unfortunately, the injury could affect Cody's fitness, meaning he will have to put in extra effort to get into playing shape before training camp.
Shawn Brubaker is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. He has been a Baltimore Ravens featured columnist for Bleacher Report for two years and has been published in a variety of other publications.
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