WATCH: Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley making progress in injury rehab
The Baltimore Ravens are holding their breath that star left tackle Ronnie Stanley will be able to return healthy and in time for the start of the 2022 season.
Stanley was forced to miss essentially all of last season after suffering a setback in his ankle injury. The former All-Pro has been rehabbing this offseason in hopes that he could return as soon as possible.
And by the looks of things, his rehab period seems to be going well.
Notable surfer Laird Hamilton recently posted a video on Instagram that showed he and Stanley walking a total of two miles on a local beach. In the video, Stanley is walking backward and smiling without any trace of anything resembling a limp.
Ravens fans are delighted to see Ronnie Stanley looking good post-surgery
Just days after receiving a record-breaking five-year, $112.8 million extension that made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL, Stanley suffered a serious ankle injury that cut his season short.
The former Notre Dame star spent the offseason rehabbing and the hope was that he’d be able to return in time for the 2021 season. That actually proved to be the case as Stanley returned and started Week 1.
Unfortunately, it was very clear that something was wrong as Stanley struggled throughout the game. The Ravens pulled Stanley from the starting lineup and he soon landed back on the injured reserve for the second consecutive season.
After multiple ankle surgeries and essentially seasons missed, Stanley is hoping to return healthy and ready for this upcoming season. Videos like this are certainly encouraging and provide hope for his short and long-term future.
The Ravens have remained cautiously optimistic about Stanley’s recovery period and have said that his rehab has been “going well,” although they’ve fallen short of providing a legitimate timeline.
All Ravens fans can do is sit back and hope that Ronnie Stanley is able to return to his pre-injury form once he finally gets back on the field.