Ravens’ Bernard Pierce’s shoulder rehab ‘right on schedule’

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In January, Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce underwent rotator cuff surgery. That put his availability for the offseason in doubt, and with Ray Rice’s legal troubles looming they could really need Pierce’s services.

Pierce if giving Ravens fans something to be confident about saying that he feels like his shoulder rehab is right on schedule.

“I think I’m right on schedule, honestly,” Pierce said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “I’m getting better, man. I’m doing rehab every day. I’m just grinding it out.”

In 2012 he had 108 carries for 532 yards, an average of 4.9 yards per carry. In 2013, Pierce’s numbers dropped a bit. Pierce saw more carries with 152 attempts, but rushed for 436 yards and a disappointing 2.9 yards per carry.

The Ravens really need Pierce to step up and return to ’12 form with Rice potentially facing a suspension to start the season following his domestic abuse charges.