Ravens second-year cornerback Tavon Young tore his ACL on Thursday according to team officials.
Midway through Thursday’s practice, Young intercepted a pass before bumping into a fellow defensive player and then collapsing on the field. Team trainers helped Young off the field as he avoided putting weight on the injured leg.
“There wasn’t much contact at all,” said head coach John Harbaugh during a press conference Thursday afternoon. With that being said, fans have seen a handful of Ravens players tear their ACL over the past few seasons, many occurring without much contact. Harbaugh and others were not quick to comment on the severity of the injury but Young’s recent tweet suggests that he will be missing significant time.
Despite making a good amount of additions to the secondary this offseason, The Ravens will definitely miss Young’s presence. The cornerback really stepped up for his rookie season last year, notching 41 tackles and two interceptions in 11 games. Going into this season Young was expected to step into a more permanent role at nickleback but the ravens will now have to replace him. Lardarius Webb and Maurice Canady are two names that come up next in the depth chart.