Ravens center Matt Skura’s knee injury was severe
Baltimore Ravens fans who saw Matt Skura endure that gruesome knee injury in their Divisional Round loss to the Tennessee Titans were worried about his health. It turns out that they were right to be concerned as he sustained a serious deal of injuries.
Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk reported the extent of the injuries he suffered during the game, and the diagnosis is far from pretty. He tore the ACL, MCL, and PCL in his left knee. To make matters worse, he dislocated his kneecap.
The extent of the injury is enough to make anyone squeamish. However, the 26-year-old center is not giving up on making a return before the Ravens’ training camp in August. He said that he’s using his teammate Marshal Yanda as inspiration for his recovery:
“I know he was able to get back and obviously had a really good career after it happened, too, so that’s definitely my goal, something that I’m going to be working toward every day, getting back for training camp,” Skura said. “We’re not going to push it, either. I’ve got to listen to my body as well and make sure that it’s feeling good and feeling stable, and we’ll make plans from there.”
Skura will be a restricted free agent in the coming offseason, and there’s a possibility the Ravens may not re-up his contract. However, he’s been a solid presence in the middle of the Ravens’ offensive line. He’s one of the reasons why Lamar Jackson was able to cut through the opposition with his incisive running. Letting him walk would be a huge mistake for the Ravens.
He will be undergoing surgery to sort his knee out and focus on rehabbing himself back to full strength.