Late last week, Ravens staff, players, and fans alike started to worry when they heard that rookie second-round draft pick, Sergio Kindle, fell down two flights of stairs on Thursday night and was taken to the hospital. Kindle, a 23-year-old defensive end/linebacker, is currently listed in stable condition at University Medial Center Brackenridge.
“Members of our medical staff, including Bill Tessendorf and Dr. Andy Tucker, have spoken with doctors in Texas. We understand Sergio is stable at this time and that he is being tested and observed,” said the Ravens’ general manager, Ozzie Newsome.
While we wait for Kindle to make a full recovery, many question if this affects his pending rookie contract and return to the field.
According to Mike Florio of NBCSports.com, Kindle miss training came due to a fractured skull, and won’t be able to travel to Baltimore for three weeks.
Although we’d like to see Sergio on the field, his health is a bigger concern. It’s good to hear that the injury is not life-threatening, but you have to feel bad for a guy who thinks he has always had bad luck. Let’s all hope Kindle makes a full recovery and returns to the football field.