The Baltimore Ravens might have lost nickel cornerback Tavon Young for the season because of a neck injury, coach John Harbaugh told reporters following his team's 26-13 preseason win at home over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. "Tavon has a more serious issue than we thought. He's got a neck issue," Harbaugh told reporters. "... It's a disc issue, so that's a serious injury. He could be out for the remainder of the season. We'll know soon, but it doesn't look good for Tavon."
According to the team's website, Harbaugh later told reporters there was an "outside chance" Young's injury could heal on its own but said the team feels right now surgery is in the 25-year-old's best interest. The injury happened earlier this week at practice.
The Ravens signed Young to a three-year, $25.8 million extension this offseason as he entered the final year of his rookie contract. A fourth-round pick out of Temple in 2016, Young has 87 tackles, two sacks, 13 pass breakups, three interceptions and a pair of fumbles returned for touchdowns in 31 career games (17 starts). He missed the 2017 season after tearing his ACL in summer OTAs.
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