Rashod Bateman, a wide receiver with the Baltimore Ravens, suffered a multi-week injury during practice that will keep him out until September, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Not only is it a setback for Baltimore’s offensive, but it’s also a setback for Bateman, who would have benefited from more offseason and preseason practices to learn about the NFL game.
With Bateman and other receivers like Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin out, former NFL quarterback and current ESPN commentator Dan Orlovsky stated his worries for the Ravens’ offense.
.@danorlovsky7's level of concern for the Raven's offense has reached "terrified" 😳— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 12, 2021
"The weakest part of this football team is still weak! … [Rashod Batman's injury] is a huge, huge concern for a Super Bowl contender." pic.twitter.com/TALgrxanJB
Bateman saw Orlovsky’s remarks and responded on Twitter to the former quarterback.
Just because Bateman and a few other Ravens receivers haven’t practiced in a few weeks doesn’t mean Baltimore’s offensive unit won’t be able to produce at a high level again. Brown and Boykin aren’t anticipated to be held out much longer, while Bateman’s injury isn’t likely to keep him out all season.
The Ravens have constructed a legendary rushing attack. If healthy, Baltimore’s offensive line should improve from last season, with players like Brown and running back J.K. Dobbins projected to make significant improvements, as well as newcomer Sammy Watkins. Aside from that, the Ravens boast quarterback Lamar Jackson, a past unanimous MVP who enhances whatever offense he is a part of.
A healthy Bateman would undoubtedly benefit Baltimore’s offensive unit. However, just because he’ll be gone for a few weeks doesn’t mean things will come to a halt.
Source: MSN Sports