Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman has been saved from a devastating season-ender surgery and will be back on the field in no time.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh has confirmed that Perriman will not be needing a surgery on his left knee and instead has only received a stem cell injection on his ACL.
Perriman was injured during an offseason training session last Thursday while catching a ball, and on Friday, he went for an MRI after complaining about a swelling on his knee. The MRI revealed an ACL injury.
On Monday, he was examined by Dr. James Andrews, which was followed by an arthroscopic procedure on Tuesday. It was then revealed that he does not need a full surgery on his left knee. He will be continuing to receive treatments, and although his knee will be healing on its own after the stem cell injection, he will still be needing rehabilitation on the following months to help speed up the healing process.
The Ravens remain optimistic about Perriman’s return, and Harbaugh said that he is expected to return to training camp, and he will absolutely be ready for the regular season.
But Harbaugh made it clear that the day of his return is not really sure.
“But, again, that’s always unpredictable. I think we’ve been down this road before,” said Harbaugh.
Perriman missed the whole 2015 season also because of a knee injury. He had a surgery on October 1, 2015, to have his partially torn posterior cruciate ligament healed.
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