Kindle News Troubling on Eve of Ravens Training Camp

July 25, 2010 | Glenn Clark

The Baltimore Ravens released a statement Sunday saying rookie LB Sergio Kindle (the team’s first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft) was in stable condition with a head injury suffered Thursday night at a house he was visiting in Austin, Texas.

The former Texas Longhorns standout was believed to have fallen down two flights of stairs; and is being “tested and observed” at University Medical Center Breckenridge according to Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome. He will not report to McDaniel College Monday with the team’s other rookies.

John Harbaugh is scheduled to meet with the media Monday at 3pm at the Best Western in Owings Mills; where we will hopefully learn more about the nature of Kindle’s accident and his status moving forward in Training Camp. There were a number of red flags (mostly injury-related) surrounding Kindle’s fall from the 1st round of the NFL Draft to the Ravens’ pick (43rd overall) in the 2nd round.

There will of course be concern about what might have lead to Kindle’s accident; but all of that is purely speculation at this point.

Kindle was expected to begin the preseason behind Jarret Johnson at OLB. He and fellow Ravens 2nd round pick Terrence Cody remain unsigned, but both have been expected to get under contract this week.