Linebacker Arthur Brown, the Ravens’ second-round pick in this year’s draft, is recovering from sports hernia surgery, coach John Harbaugh told reporters this afternoon after the second day of organized team activity.
Harbaugh said Brown had the surgery about two weeks ago right after rookie camp, and the recovery time is expected to be four to six weeks.
“He should be fine soon enough,” Harbaugh said.
The Ravens coach provided a few other updates at the first media availability of the OTA.
The forecast for both is positive.
“Yes, very encouraged with Lardarius and Jameel, really throughout (their time of injury recovery),” Harbaugh told reporters. “They have both done a great job with their rehab. They have had no setbacks, so they are on schedule.”
Several veterans are not present at the voluntary workout, including linebacker Terrell Suggs, defensive linemen Haloti Ngata and Chris Canty, and offensive lineman Marshal Yanda. Harbaugh didn’t express concern that they aren’t in attendance.
“Every guy that comes or isn’t here has their reason, and they are in communication with us,” Harbaugh said. “It’s a voluntary workout. We coach the guys who are here, though.”
Wideout Jacoby Jones finished third on “Dancing With The Stars,” which ended Tuesday night. Harbaugh was happy to see how well Jones performed.
“I thought he did great. I thought he did great last night,” Harbaugh said. “I was proud of Jacoby through the whole thing. I am looking for him on the next flight back here to Baltimore, Jacoby. (laughing) So he should be getting off the plane any second here at BWI. Should be expecting him tomorrow, will be looking for him. He should be in great shape. I thought he did great. I was proud of him. He represented all of us very well.”
Harbaugh doesn’t plan to give Jones any break and will put him back to work immediately.
“No, he said he’s in great shape, so he gets right back into it,” Harbaugh told reporters.