We hadn't seen rookie offensive tackle Ramon Harewood in the Ravens' locker room the last handful of weeks.
Turns out, there was a reason for Harewood's absence.
The Morehouse product, who was placed on Injured Reserve at the end of training camp, had Dr. James Andrews perform surgery on both of his knees a short time ago, leaving Harewood hobbling around the locker room on crutches today.
Harewood had a scope done on his left knee, and open surgery on his right, which now sports a heavy-duty brace.
"After talking to Dr. Andrews, he said, 'If you do this, you'll feel like a brand new man,'" Harewood said. "Pretty much, his opinion is I went through training camp on one leg. So, having this surgery is pretty good for me."
The sixth-round pick, nicknamed the "Big Mon", will spend the rest of the season rehabbing with the Ravens training staff and trying to get back to full health. He said that the process has been a little difficult, but he's happy to be back with his teammates in Owings Mills.
"Right now, being back, it's just relief," Harewood said. "But, the last two weeks, man, just being in Birmingham, just by myself, it was bad. It was real bad. Restless, can't stay still.
"I'm not really in pain. I'm off my medication. I'm not in pain, but with this brace on, your leg wants to move, but you can't move it. Other than that, though, it's done."
After a strong summer with the Ravens, Harewood is looking forward to getting back in action next offseason. He says he expects to be 100 percent healthy when OTAs begin yet again.
"I'll be back," Harewood said.