Sergio Kindle is coming back to Baltimore.
A month removed from an incident which fractured his skull, Kindle has apparently been cleared to travel, and according to the Ravens' website, the rookie linebacker will be coming to Baltimore by the end of next week for a medical examination.
Kindle wrote on his Twitter account that he will be returning to the area, saying, "At the end of next week im back in baltimore!" Its gone feel good too!"
Reading the updates on his Twitter page, it appears that the former Texas standout is in good spirits, and he has been cleared to do some running. He tweeted yesterday that he was going for a jog.
"I can almost smell how close i am to get'n back! Look for me on ESPN soon!" Kindle wrote on Friday.
Back in late-July, just a few days before training camp was set to begin, Kindle fell down two flights of stairs at a friend's house, fracturing his skull.
The Ravens' second-round draft pick missed all of training camp. He was moved to a rehabilitation facility near his home earlier this month, but at the time had not been cleared to fly.
Kindle was expected to contribute as a pass rusher this year, and had been backing up linebacker Jarret Johnson during the Ravens' offseason minicamps.
It's still considered unlikely that Kindle will play this year, but by placing Kindle on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list, the Ravens can put off any decisions regarding the rookie for a little while.
Puting Kindle on reserve PUP means that the linebacker would miss the first six games of the regular season. He would then have three weeks to begin practicing with the team.
Kindle and the Ravens have not yet reached terms on a contract.