Ravens Safety DeShon Elliott to Miss Remainder of Season With Torn Biceps/Pectoral
The Ravens injury woes continue, this time sidelining fourth year safety Deshon Elliott for the remainder of the 2021 season. Elliott went down late in the fourth quarter last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. After a deep completion to Vikings fullback C.J. Ham, Ham got up an began to run even though it appeared he was touched on the knee by Elliott thus declaring him down. The whistle was never blown forcing Elliot to then tackle Ham, which is when the injury that would unfortunately end his season would occur.
Elliot was diagnosed with torn biceps/pectoral that will require surgery. Its a tough blow for Elliott who has been riddled with injuries during his short career. Drafted in 2018 in the sixth round, Elliott was placed on injured reserve his rookie year after fracturing his arm in the preseason. Elliott returned in 2019 playing in a limited role, but once again would end his season on injured reserve after tearing his ACL in week six against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Elliott returned in 2020 and was expected to play a reserve role to veteran safety Earl Thomas. But after Thomas was released Elliott was thrust into the starting lineup where he would have his most successful season as a pro. Elliott started all 16 games finishing the year with 80 total tackles, four pass deflections, two forced fumbles, while also adding his first career sack. This season Elliott was looking to build off his great 2020 season. After playing the first three weeks, Elliott dealt with a quad injury that forced him to miss weeks four and five. Elliott would return to action in week six.
Elliott’s future with the Ravens is uncertain as he is in a contract year. But for now the focus will be on backups, rookie Brandon Stephens who filled in after Elliott’s injury on Sunday, as well as fellow safety Geno Stone who impressed this preseason.