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Ravens receive surprisingly good news on Rashod Bateman’s surgery timeline

Ravens, Rashod Bateman

On Wednesday, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talked in terms of rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman missing “weeks” after sustaining a groin injury.

Fast forward to Thursday, and via Harbaugh’s press conference with the media, a lot more clarity has come to the light and the news regarding Bateman’s injury may not be as bad as what was initially thought.

“Bateman, he actually is getting a surgery either tomorrow or Friday on his groin,” Harbaugh said at his Thursday press conference. “He’ll be back from that sometime in September. So I think that’s pretty good news.”

Bateman is one of many receivers who have missed a lot of time during training camp for the Ravens. It’s a list that includes: Bateman, Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and Deon Cain. Add on that superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson missed time after testing positive for Covid-19 for the second time, and it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for the Ravens so far.

The good thing going for the Ravens is the preseason schedule is just starting so they do have about a month to try and get as much as they can squared away before their regular season opener in Las Vegas against the Raiders. They now know a more concrete timeline for the rookie out of Minnesota, Bateman, who is expected to get plenty of run this year for Baltimore.

While a lot remains foggy now, with Jackson under center, the Ravens are always a threat once the regular season gets rolling.