Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Ryan McBean will miss the entire season due to the foot injury he suffered in the team’s preseason win against the Atlanta Falcons, according to the team's official site.
We’ll let Ryan describe the details:
"Well, when my foot was facing the direction to where it wasn't supposed to be facing, then I figured, 'Yeah, OK. Something is wrong,' ", he told WNST-AM in Baltimore.
McBean, the primary backup to Haloti Ngata, was told by coaches to "heal and get right and just be ready for next year", but his future with the team is uncertain. He signed a 1-year $1.214 million deal that isn’t guaranteed.
Metal hardware has been inserted into his ankle to support the healing process, which is projected to be about 4-6 months.
Even without the injury, McBean was scheduled to miss the first 3 regular season games anyway. He was given a 3-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy while he was a member of the Denver Broncos.