The injury bug continues to decimate the Baltimore Ravens. Starting cornerback Marcus Peters will miss the season after suffering a torn ACL in practice. Practice was canceled after Peters and starting running back Gus Edwards went down on back to back plays with knee injuries. The team already lost running backs J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill to season-ending injuries this season. Baltimore is considered fairly deep at cornerback, but Peters was their difference-maker in the secondary. This is a major blow to the Ravens Super Bowl aspirations.
The #Ravens cut short practice today after CB Marcus Peters and RB Gus Edwards sustained potentially significant knee injuries on back-to-back plays, per me and @MikeGarafolo. The team is having tests done on both players.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2021
Tests confirmed that Ravens’ CB Marcus Peters suffered a season-ending torn ACL at today’s practice, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2021
Peters is a top NFL cornerback and the Ravens will almost assuredly miss his production on the field. The next-man-up philosophy is a running theme in Baltimore this year and the defense should still be in the upper half of the NFL even without Peters. Losing him just means they lose that extra level of dynamic playmaking in the secondary. Peters was also a vocal leader on the field and that can’t just be replaced.
Marcus Peters snatched Watson’s pass ?
(via @Ravens) pic.twitter.com/ICTaCtEhqn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 20, 2020
Last season with the Ravens, Peters recorded 53 combined tackles with 46 solo tackles. He also recorded four forced fumbles and four interceptions. Quarterbacks were warry of even throwing to the same side as the electric defensive back. Peters’ injury leaves a major hole on the defense, but Baltimore should recover from the setback. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Peters a quick recovery and return to football.