Baltimore Ravens Rookie Rashod Bateman to Have Groin Surgery, Out ‘Several Weeks’

The Baltimore Ravens 2021 first round selection may have to wait to make his season debut.

Rookie receiver Rashod Bateman is scheduled to have groin surgery this week after pulling up in Tuesday’s practice while running a slant route. Bateman fell to the turf in obvious pain and was helped to the locker room.

The Ravens were quiet about the severity of the injury after Tuesday’s practice with head coach John Harbaugh saying the rookie was dealing with a “soft tissue leg issue”. An official announcement about Bateman’s injury was made at the end of Thursday’s practice. The injury will put Bateman out for several weeks, putting his availability for the Ravens week one Monday night contest against the Las Vegas Raiders in jeopardy.

Bateman had missed time throughout training camp, often starting practice only to head to the locker room at some point during the session.

The Ravens have been suffering from the injury bug thus far in training camp as Marquise “Hollywood” Brown has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Along with fellow receivers Miles Boykin (hamstring) and Deon Cain (undisclosed). Additionally, guard Kevin Zeitler has missed multiple practices as he has been dealing with a foot injury.

The Ravens open up the preseason on Saturday night against the New Orleans Saints at M&T Bank Stadium.

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