Baltimore would possibly enter, and produce, the season without its megastar slot cornerback.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh educated newshounds after Baltimore’s safe Thursday night that nickelback Tavon Young would possibly miss the 2019 campaign with a neck pains.
“Tavon [Young] has a more serious enlighten than we thought. He has a neck enlighten,” Harbaugh said. “The scientific doctors can demonstrate it but it indubitably’s a disc enlighten so as that’s a predominant pains. He would possibly be out for the the relaxation of the season. We are going to know soon but it indubitably would now not thought lovely for Tavon.”
Young suffered the pains in apply and did now not play in Baltimore’s preseason opener, per ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. The cornerback returned to apply on Saturday and Sunday, but had now not participated in Baltimore’s final two practices.
The setback is unlucky for the 25-year-outdated educated, who in February signed a 3-year extension with the Ravens via 2022. Baltimore drafted Young in the fourth round of the 2016 draft out of Temple.
Young has played in 31 games for Baltimore, starting in 17, recorded three interceptions, recovered four fumbles and scored two defensive touchdowns over his three-year profession. Young missed the full 2017 season with a torn ACL.
Baltimore will miss its newly inked defensive support for on the different hand long he is out, but fortuitously for the Ravens, they’re stacked in the secondary. Baltimoree would possibly drag in Cyrus Jones or Brandon Carr into Young’s emptiness.
Young is now not assuredly out for the season till he undergoes surgical operation on his injured neck. The Ravens nickelback has now not determined to provide so, but Harbaugh said that is the recommendation.
“There is an exterior chance that you just’d make a selection to safe a thought at to thought if it is going to heal. But I produce now not contemplate we’re recommending that finest now,” Harbaugh said. “If he gets the procedure carried out, he’ll be wonderful and lovely to head. That is perchance the finest thing to provide.”