Cody's leg collapsed underneath a few bodies in a rare full-contact drill
conducted on the opening practice of training camp. He left the field with the
assistance of two trainers and was unable to place weight on the injured leg.
Cody departed in a motorized cart. Once he was transported to the training room,
he tried to put weight on it again and yelped in obvious pain.
The Ravens offered no immediate diagnosis of Cody's condition other than saying
he will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam to determine the exact extent
of his injury.
It's unclear how quickly the Ravens will learn what his medical condition is.
Ravens coach Brian Billick cautioned rushing to judgment.
"They're icing him down, he's going to get an MRI and I can't tell you any more
than that," Billick said regarding the Ravens' second-round draft pick from
Oklahoma. "Let's see what it is. You put players on the field and things happen
and you have to be prepared for that."
First-round draft pick Mark Clayton, Cody's teammate at Oklahoma, missed the
first day of practice as a holdout.
Clayton's agent, Ben Dogra, said in an e-mail that he kept negotiating with
Ravens vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty until 11:30 p.m.
"Hopefully, we will make progress," Dogra said.
When asked when Clayton might report and how the negotiations are going, Billick
replied: "I have no clue. I can see the headline now: Billick Clueless.
Actually, I have no further knowledge to what the contractual situation is with
When asked if a deal could be done quickly, Billick replied: "Certainly, but not
my concern right now."
Meanwhile, running back Musa Smith (leg) and tight end Todd Heap (ankle,
shoulder) didn't practice.
Center Mike Flynn was able to go despite recent back spasms and offensive guard
Edwin Mulitalo (arthroscopic knee surgery to remove gout) practiced without
Undrafted rookie defensive tackle Gary Gibson left on a cart with an undiagnosed
Offensive lineman Thatcher Szalay didn't practice along with rookie cornerback
Nickel back Deion Sanders practiced and performed well, intercepting a pass and
strutting into the end zone.
Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs had the fiercest hit, collapsing tight end
Darnell Dinkins during contact drills
In addition to being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.
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