News of surgery broke and was at one time reported as a minor procedure was needed and fast forward to now it was a major procedure that cost Dixon the 2017 season.
Kenneth Dixon was to enter the 2017 season on a four-game suspension stemming from a substance violation back in March. The upcoming season could have been the biggest season for Dixon following the suspension as he was setup to get a big bulk of the carries following his suspension but now things have changed and the Ravens are now in a bit of a pickle.
With the subtraction of Dixon in the backfield, the Ravens are left with Terrance West and Danny Woodhead (who is coming off ACL surgery) as their likely #1 and #2 backs. The Ravens are in a situation where they may look for aid outside of the team to have a more stable core of running backs once week one rolls around. In an article on NFL.com, the Ravens could be looking to trade for a back and could monitor 49ers back Carlos Hyde. The Ravens could also make this matter an in-home issue and look to keep Bobby Rainey, Buck Allen and Taquan Mizzell and battle it out during the preseason.
This will be a storyline to monitor as the Ravens open up training camp tomorrow and the preseason kicks off in 2-weeks time.