Ravens’ CB Kyle Fuller, OT Ja’Wuan James Suffer Season-Ending Injuries
In 2021, the Baltimore Ravens suffered multiple injuries to several starters on both its offense and defense, including an injury to starting quarterback Lamar Jackson. The injury bug continues to plague the Ravens franchise in 2022, as a pair of Ravens players have reportedly suffered season-ending injuries after a blowout victory over the New York Jets.
As the Ravens prepare to face the Miami Dolphins in week 2, Ari Meirov from Pro Football Focus reports that CB Kyle Fuller has reportedly torn his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Meirov also reports that OT Ja’Wuan James, who started for the Ravens on Sunday, has once again torn his Achilles and is out for the remainder of the season. James was carted off the field in the second quarter, while Fuller suffered a serious knee injury late in the fourth quarter and had to be helped off the field and to the locker room.
The 9-year veteran cornerback has come to his third team, in the Ravens, since entering the NFL in 2014 as a draft pick of the Chicago Bears. Fuller played his first five seasons with the Bears before landing with the Denver Broncos for his sixth season in 2021. Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters, who was listed as questionable going into the season-opener, is still working his way back from the ACL tear he suffered in training camp last season.
Offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James was signed to a 2-year deal by the Ravens, coming over from the Denver Broncos. In 2021, James reportedly filed a grievance against the Broncos after he was released from the team following a tear to his Achilles. James was seeking $15 million in lost wages. The injury James sustained reportedly happened during a workout that took place off-site, and the Broncos placed the tackle on the non-football injury list. The move reportedly allowed the franchise to forego $10.58 million that he was due in 2021.
James claimed in his grievance that the injury qualifies as a football injury, and it was filed by the Geragos law firm, which also represented Colin Kaepernick.
“Claimant was not working out on his own. Claimant was working out as expressly and/or impliedly authorized and/or instructed by Respondent’s agents, including but not limited to the instructions and/or direction of the coach of Respondent and/or other agents of Respondent. Claimant was working out with other players on the team at the facility and mentoring younger players as requested and/or expressly and/or impliedly authorized by Respondent through its agent and/or agents.”
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