The Ravens line backer corp took another hit today with the news that second round rookie Arthur Brown has undergone hernia surgery and is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks.
The surgery means Brown will miss all of OTAs and Minicamp, but he should be ready for the start of training camp and will certainly be ready for the regular season barring any unforeseen setbacks.
This does suck, and Brown will miss out on some key learning time, but it isnt the end of the world. This isnt a major surgery that has big risk or anything like that, it was likely done laproscopically and basically just needs time for the scar-tissue to grow into place. If I were a betting man, I would still put my money on Brown being a day one starter in Baltimore, Hernia or no.
It should give more offseason reps to the likes of Bryan Hall and Josh Bynes who are fighting for a roster spot. Hall is the most interesting Raven of the offseason in my eyes because he is attempting a move from defensive tackle to ILB. He is incredibly talented but a complete wildcard right now. He could emerge as the starter or be cut next week, The extra reps will do him good and give him a better chance for success.