According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, Bateman suffered the injury when he pulled up while running a slant route against Marcus Peters.
Bateman immediately fell to the ground and was seen grabbing the inside of his upper leg after the injury occurred.
It was then reported by NFL Network that Bateman will be week-to-week with a groin injury. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that report on Wednesday, telling reporters that Bateman will be out for “weeks.”
John Harbaugh says WR Rashod Bateman will be out for “weeks” with a soft-tissue injury in his leg. pic.twitter.com/xLtLGVHi44
— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) August 11, 2021
The good news is that Rashod Bateman’s injury isn’t expected to keep him on the sideline for the entire season. However, this is obviously not the start to his NFL career that he wanted.
Bateman was performing fairly well during training camp, proving why the Ravens selected him in the first round of this year’s draft. Earlier this offseason, he received a five-star review from Harbaugh.
“Impressions are very positive,” Harbaugh said. “He’s a no-nonsense guy, has a nice demeanor about him. He’s a quick learner. He’s everything we thought he would be in terms of the athleticism, the skillset.”
If Bateman misses an extended period of time this season, Marquise Brown, Devin Duvernay and Sammy Watkins will need to carry Baltimore’s receiving corps.