A knee injury has temporarily sidelined Casey Rabach and, consequently, the competition for the Ravens’ starting right guard job.
Rabach, who is battling incumbent starter Bennie Anderson during training camp, was scheduled to start in Friday’s preseason game against the Eagles. However, he will likely not return until the Aug. 28 affair against the Lions, at the earliest.
“It definitely hurts [my chances],” said Rabach, who has tried to consistently crack the Ravens’ starting lineup since entering the league as a third-round pick in 2001. “There’s no doubt about it. Anytime I’m not out there, Bennie’s getting more reps and more looks for the coaches.”
Rabach sprained his MCL during goal line action in last Saturday’s practice and has been limited ever since. Rabach said that center Mike Flynn accidentally rolled on the leg during a repetition, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power, usually a good sign.
Get well soon Rabach!