Tavares Gooden has been told that he has a dislocated left shoulder that will keep him out for the next few weeks.
But the Ravens’ linebacker is going to get another opinion.
“I’m not even sure what it is yet,” Gooden said today, sitting at his locker with his shoulder in a sling. “The films are sent down to Coral Gables for [Dr. John] Uribe to look at them. I don’t have an accurate time for how long it’s going to take. Well, I’m not sure. I need to get with my agent and discuss it and see what exactly is going on so I know how to prepare.”
Gooden suffered his shoulder injury while on punt coverage during Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.
“I fell to the ground. I hit the ground funny,” Gooden said. “I was sliding around a little bit. It was real painful.”
The third-year linebacker said by the end of the week, he should have all the information he needs to make a decision on what to do next. One option is surgery, which would likely knock Gooden out for the rest of the season.
Even if Gooden opts not to have the surgery, the Ravens will have a decision to make.
Can they afford to keep a guy on their active roster who reports indicate could be out the next 4-6 weeks?
We’ll see how it plays out.
Meanwhile, the Ravens filled their eight-man practice squad today, signing cornerback Danny Gorrer.
This will be Gorrer’s fourth team in two years. The Texas A&M product spent most of last season on the Rams’ practice squad, although he did see action in three games, including one start. He recorded five tackles and one pass deflection.
Gorrer (6-0, 173 pounds) has also seen time with the Saints and Colts.
“I worked out on Tuesday,” Gorrer said today. “I did return kicks a little bit in college. I played corner and special teams. I’m very excited. I’m happy to be here.”