The Baltimore Ravens just can’t seem to catch a break on the injury front. First, tight end Dennis Pitta went down with season-ending hip injury on the first day of training camp. To make matters worse, the next man up was Ed Dickson, and he’s since suffered a partial tear in his hamstring that has his status for the beginning of the season up in the air.
Now, the Ravens may have lost two more offensive weapons, as running back Bernard Pierce and wide receiver Deonte Thompson both suffered injuries last night during the team’s 44-16 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports Thompson left the stadium with a soft boot on his ankle, while Pierce may have knee injury. He was seen hobbling after a 20-yard touchdown run, and clearly favored his left knee.
Pierce left the stadium with his knee wrapped, and its unclear how serious the two injuries are, and how much time they’ll miss.
Thompson figures to be in the mix for a spot in the top two or three of the Ravens receiver-rotation. While Pierce is a backup to Ray Rice, the team has stated they want to give him more touches this year while giving Rice more rest to avoid wearing him down the way so many bell-cow backs have been.