Breshad Perriman has gone through more than you may think. The Ravens first round pick in 2015 will most likely miss the 2016 NFL season from a partially torn ACL he suffered in OTAs. Perriman also missed the 2015 NFL season with a separate knee injury. Perriman was able to come back by week 3, but then re-injured the knee while in warmups. It may be too early to call Perriman a bust, but there are definitely concerns going forward for the second year receiver as to when he will be able to play his first down in the NFL.
This injury adds to a long list of tough situations Breshad Perriman has gone through this year. Aside from tearing tearing his PCL last year and now his ACL, on March 20th Perriman's close friend and teammate Tray Walker was killed in a dirt bike accident. The death of Walker not only shook the Ravens organization but Perriman in particular. Perriman and Walker were both drafted last year and were very close friends during their rookie seasons. Perriman was even planning to honor his teammate this season with a custom pair of cleats. Along with the death of Walker, Perriman's father also suffered a serious stroke in May, putting him critical condition. A Ravens fan or not, you never want to see this kind of injury or situations happen to a player. In an interview from the Baltimore Sun, Perriman said, “I’ve been through a lot this offseason, but it’s just making me stronger again and just learning to keep faith and pray a lot more."
It is a shame that Perriman's injury occurred from a non-contact situation. You can't help but feel bad because of how unpredictable some of these injuries can be. He is scheduled to meet with famous surgeon Dr. James Andrews to see if the knee injury will need season ending surgery. There are reports saying that if Perriman does not need surgery, he could be back on the field as soon as Week 13. With his previous knee injuries, I can't see the Ravens letting him play at all this season. Once healthy, he can provide the deep threat that the Ravens have been lacking since the departure of Torrey Smith. Best wishes to Perriman for a speedy recovery.