Flacco (torn ACL) plans to wear a protective knee brace for all of training camp and throughout the entire season, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
Just eight months removed from suffering a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, the 31-year-old quarterback is available for the start of Ravens training camp. Although his Week 1 status doesn't seem to be in question, there is some chance his already-limited mobility will be affected. In any case, Flacco has just 654 rushing yards in 122 career games, though he has run for 13 touchdowns, mostly on QB sneaks.
True to his word, Flacco is available for the start of training camp, despite suffering a torn ACL only eight months ago. The health of his receiving corps seems to be the bigger issue, with both Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) unavailable for the start of camp and uncertain for the beginning of the season.
Flacco has stated numerous times that he intends on being in action when training camp starts, reassuring fantasy owners of his progress since suffering a torn ACL last November. The quarterback is already able to sprint and make cuts, so taking the field with his teammates later this month would represent the next step in his return. At this point, it seems likely that Flacco will be ready to roll once Week 1 kicks off, but it should still be worthwhile to monitor his involvement and performance level throughout the preseason.
Flacco (knee) suggested he is more focused on his arm strength than his surgically-repaired left knee, ESPN reports.
Flacco seems to be making a quick recovery from Dec. 8 surgery to repair a torn ACL, as he's widely expected to be ready July 27 for the start of training camp, despite being a spectator for on-field activities throughout the offseason program. Though already able to sprint and make cuts, he's thrown far fewer passes than he typically would have at this point in the year, which could be cause to limit his reps during training camp. Flacco's arm strength has never been questioned and should quickly come back to him, but he did admit that there's some chance he'll feel hesitant when he has to face a live pass rush for the first time. While he's clearly on track for Week 1, his progress will be worth monitoring throughout camp and the preseason.
Flacco (knee) announced Thursday that he expects to ready for the start of training camp, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Flacco's Week 1 availability appears to be a lock at this point given the fact he plans to be ready for day one of training camp this summer. Despite ending the 2015 season prematurely with a torn ACL, it sounds like potential fantasy owners shouldn't have to be worried much longer when it comes Flacco's health, barring any setbacks. In additional good news for the Ravens' aerial attack, wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) is expected to return to the practice field prior to the start of regular season, supplying Flacco with a valuable target.
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