Yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns 24 to 10 in a week 2 NFL matchup. Although the game was successful for the Ravens, Baltimore did end up losing some players to injury. Both right guard Marshal Yanda and linebacker Bam Bradley are expected to miss the entire 2017 season with injuries. Ravens running back Terrance West was also injured in Sunday’s game. His injuries are minor, although.
Marshal Yanda, a six-time Pro Bowl guard, fractured his ankle on the second play of the second half in Sunday’s game against the Browns. With such a severe injury, Yanda is now expected to miss the rest of the season. The loss is a huge one for Baltimore, as Yanda is one of the best players at his position in the league. As head coach John Harbaugh said, “Nobody can replace Marshal Yanda. Not one person.” Guard Tony Bergstrom is now expected to fill the role that Yanda leaves vacant. Bergstrom was added to the Ravens through a trade with the Arizona Cardinals before the season started. Now, he has to attempt to fill a role that is almost unfillable.
Ravens rookie linebacker, Bam Bradley, is also expected to miss the rest of the 2017 campaign. Bradley was signed to the Ravens as an undrafted free agent this offseason and impressed the coaches enough to earn himself a roster spot. Bradley was set to be a solid player for the Ravens in 2017. Unfortunately, he is now sidelined for the year, with an ACL injury. Ravens running back Terrance West also suffered an injury during Sunday’s game against Cleveland. The former Browns running back reportedly has a soft-tissue injury. The injury kept him to a limited amount of action in the second half of Sunday’s game, but going forward looks to be a non-issue. West will likely be healthy by next Sunday when the Ravens take on the Jaguars.