The Ravens will be without their presumable starting center for the beginning of training camp, at the least.
Baltimore has placed Matt Skura on the active Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, the team announced on Sunday.
C Matt Skura has been placed on the active physically unable to perform list.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 2, 2020
By being placed on the active PUP list, Skura can come off the list at any time prior to the beginning of the regular season. Once the season begins, any player still unable to play is moved to the reserve/PUP list, which requires players to sit out the first six weeks of the season.
Skura, who signed a one-year tender this offseason to remain in Baltimore, was on his way to his best season with the Ravens in 2019 before a gruesome knee injury in Week 12 ended his season. The offensive lineman tore three of the four knee ligaments -- his ACL, MCL and PCL -- in Baltimore's victory over Los Angeles last season.
Undrafted rookie Patrick Mekari took over for Skura last season and played well in his place. Even if Skura returns prior to Week 1, Mekari is still expected to compete for the starting job.
During exit interviews last season, Skura said he hoped to return to the field by the beginning of training camp. While that won't be the case, Skura still has nearly six weeks before Baltimore's season opener to get fully healthy.
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Ravens place center Matt Skura on active PUP list to begin training camp originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington