Marshal Yanda & Bam Bradley out for season
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Pro bowl right guard, Marshal Yanda will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his ankle in the 24-10 victory gainst the Cleveland Browns. Yanda’s ankle was rolled on during the first play of the second half on a 2 yard run up the middle by Terrence West.
This is by far the worst blow the team will take this year. The offensive line was already short handed with the loss of starting left guard, Alex Lewis in the preseason. Losing Marshal Yanda who isn’t only the team’s best lineman, but the best guard in all of football according to Pro Football Focus.
The season must go on, Yanda was replaced by Tony Berstrom in the 3rd quarter. One positive to take from the horrible news is that he running game didn’t miss a beat in the second half the offense ran for 69 yards in the second half. But the area Yanda may be missed most is in the passing game . Yanda hasn’t gave up a sack since week 7 of the 2015 season, and against teams like Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Houston, and the Miami Dolphins who all have strong interior defensive linemen, Yanda’s force will be much needed.
The Ravens also lost Linebacker Bam Bradley who made much of his impact special teams, to a torn ACL.