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Rookie Robert Myers hit goal of returning from concussion for joint practices

Jon Meoli
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun
Ravens guard Robert Myers set, and hit, a goal of being back from his concussion by the practices with Philly.

Ravens rookie guard Robert Myers said he hit his target by returning Tuesday from a concussion, putting him in contention to participate in the team’s joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles beginning Wednesday.

There's an outside chance of Myers playing in Friday's game against the Eagles.

“It was terrible for me mentally to miss the first game and miss preseason and miss any of this time because I want to do as much as I can my rookie year, get as much experience because chances don’t last forever,” Myers said. “So, it was important for me to get back safe and as fast as possible. I think my body feels good, and we’re timing it well. me and the trainers are timing it well.”

Myers, selected 176th overall by the Ravens in May's NFL draft, went down on Aug. 6, a day that proved costly for the team’s guards. Kelechi Osemele was out and has been limited all camp with an Achilles issue, and fellow guard John Urschel also suffered a concussion that day.

Myers said his was suffered during goal line drills, where “there was a lot of stuff going on, a lot of players going hard,” he said. Myers said the concussion “wasn’t that bad.”

“[There were] just precautions to make sure everything is safe,” Myers said. “But being back, it feels good. It’s better than sitting in the hotel trying to get better. Overall, I’m feeling really great.”

With Osemele’s sporadic absences and Urschel also on the shelf, the rookie missed out on an opportunity to run with the first-team offense at left guard. He had one day there when Osemele and Marshal Yanda sat out, but third-year guard-center Ryan Jensen has stepped in with the first team as the top reserve guard in their stead.

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