The Baltimore Ravens injury bug has found its next victim, this time in former Kentucky standout Chris Westry.
Westry, who just made the team’s final 53-man roster on August 31, has suffered a torn lateral meniscus. The injury is expected to keep him out “at least a month,” according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
The former Wildcat played 33 defensive snaps against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, good for third on the team among cornerbacks.
Just last week, the Ravens lost Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters to a season-ending knee injury. It was Baltimore’s 14th player to go on injured reserve and the team’s eighth in the past month alone. Should Westry need to go on IR, he would become the team’s 15th overall.
In Baltimore’s season-opening loss on Monday, Westry picked up three solo tackles and one stuff.
Last season with the Dallas Cowboys, Westry picked up just one tackle in two total games. He spent the majority of the season on the team’s practice squad and was elevated to the active roster twice (weeks 14 and 15).
The 6-foot-4 corner never missed a game in his four-year career at Kentucky, seeing action in all 51 games with 34 starts. He totaled 134 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 15 PBUs, three INTs, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one QBH in that span.
As for the Ravens, whatever they’re doing in practice this season, it’s clearly not working. Fix it.