The Baltimore Ravens certainly felt the absence of tight end Nick Boyle once he suffered a gruesome season-ending leg injury in their Week 10 loss to the New England Patriots. He is one of the best blocking tight ends in the NFL who is a great system fit for what Baltimore does on offense.
Many are anticipating Boyle’s return to the football field. The veteran was recently placed on the Active/PUP list, but that didn’t come as much of a surprise, especially considering the nature of his injury. However, it was reported on Tuesday that Boyle recently had “knee cleanup surgery”, which makes his timetable to return a bit cloudy.
Ravens TE Nick Boyle had a recent knee cleanup surgery. Timetable for his return isn’t clear, but his return to practice field isn’t viewed as imminent.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) July 27, 2021
If the recent surgery keeps Boyle out into the regular season, the Ravens have plenty of options to hold down the fort until he returns such as Josh Oliver, Eric Tomlinson and more. It’s of the utmost importance to make sure that Boyle is 100% healthy before returning to the field, and it seems like Baltimore is being cautious with not only Boyle, but the rest of their injured players as well.
It’s better for the tight end to miss a few weeks now and get back to full strength as opposed to pushing things and getting injured early in the season. Even though many want to see Boyle back in uniform as soon as possible he’ll be out there soon enough, and when he is, the Raves will have made sure he’s healthy and ready to go.
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