Timmy Jernigan Battling Knee Injury, Hopes To Avoid Surgery


Sep 11, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Timmy Jernigan (97) reacts following his tackle against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan missed practice on Tuesday because of a meniscus knee injury, as reported by Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.  This issue is tentatively expected to keep Jernigan out for a game or two, but the hope is that he can avoid surgery and play through the injury.

Timmy Jernigan’s absence is a blow to the Raven’s defensive line depth, a unit that is already a bit thin.  Jernigan has received positive grades for both games so far this season from Pro Football Focus, and has been one of the team’s top run defenders. Through two games, Jernigan has played on 32% of the team’s defensive snaps.

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Also missing practice today was offensive tackle Euguene Monroe (undisclosed).  It may simply be a rest day for the team’s Pro Bowl left tackle.  Lardarius Webb practiced and is on track to make his season debut against the Browns.  Also practicing were Kelechi Osemele and Asa Jackson, who suffered a concussion against the Steelers in week two.