Former UCF standout and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman will undergo surgery on a partially torn left ACL on Tuesday, according to reports from the Ravens.
Perriman missed his entire rookie year with the Ravens, but his teammate Steve Smith Sr. believes the injuries are out of the receiver’s control.
"The first thing that comes to my mind is all the [expletive] people that are going to have their comments about he's this and he's that," Smith said an interview with ESPN. "The injuries he sustained are not injuries [Ravens general manager] Ozzie Newsome saw coming. These are not injuries that you can control. These aren't training injuries."
Newsome drafted Perriman with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, which is the highest selection of any wide receiver from UCF.
Perriman dazzled NFL scouts with a blistering 4.32 second 40-yard dash at UCF’s Pro Day, which raised his draft stock considerably.
Since it is a partially torn ACL, there’s a chance that Perriman can rehab and return for the 2016 NFL season.
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