Young (torn ACL) is scheduled to undergo surgery next week, Lakisha Jackson of NFL.com reports.
The surgery will likely keep Young out for the entirety of the upcoming season. With Young on the sidelines, it looks as if the team is prepared to lean on the likes of rookie Marlon Humphrey and 23-year-old Maurice Canady.
Young suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's practice.
This is an extremely tough blow for the promising second-year corner who was expected to take over as the team's starting nickelback. The Ravens selected cornerback Marlon Humphrey in the first round, but he primarily played on the outside in college, so there's no guarantee that he'll be the natural replacement there. Second-year corner Maurice Canady took over at nickel in place of Young on Thursday and performed well, so he will now be a name to monitor with the Ravens needing to fill that spot this summer.
Young suffered a knee injury during Thursday's practice, Ryan Mink of the team's official site reports.
Coach John Harbaugh told reporters after practice that the team is still waiting to hear the severity of Young's injury. Young, a second-year corner, is primed to be the team's starting nickelback if Thursday's injury doesn't force him to miss extended time. He suffered the injury after colliding with a teammate on an interception. In his stead, fellow second-year corner Maurice Canady filled in at nickel and notched three interceptions during Thursday's practice. More information on Young's knee injury should be available later in the Ravens' OTAs.
Young (shoulder) returned in the second half of Sunday's game and finished the contest with three tackles and one pass defensed.
The rookie out of Temple briefly exited Sunday's contest with a shoulder injury, but he managed to return to the field and turn in arguably his best performance of the season. According to Pro Football Focus, Young was the top-graded Ravens defender Sunday, turning in a 91.7 grade on the strength of allowing just two catches for four yards in coverage. It appears that Young has overtaken Shareece Wright for a starting role at corner back for the Ravens as evidenced by the fact that the rookie saw 57 total snaps compared to Wright's 13.
Young simply suffered a stinger, so it's unlikely the injury would keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. The
|P2||8/17/17||@ MIA||7:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ NO||8:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|5||10/8/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|