Reserve safety Cook lost for season due to broken leg

August 24, 2012 | Luke Jones

BALTIMORE — Have already lost defensive lineman Ryan McBean to a season-ending injury in the preseason opener, the Ravens can add Emanuel Cook to the list as the reserve safety suffered a broken right leg in Thursday’s 48-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The injury occurred early in the second half when Cook collided with teammate Anthony Allen on kickoff coverage. Cook’s lower right leg was immobilized before he was carted off the M&T Bank Stadium field. The 24-year-old posted on his Twitter account that he was undergoing surgery late Thursday night.

“One of my favorite guys broke his leg,” coach John Harbaugh said following the game. “He’s had a really good camp. He’s one of our most valuable special teams guys from last year. That was tough.”

Cook was the primary backup to free safety Ed Reed, and his loss likely increases the chances of both fourth-round pick Christian Thompson and rookie free agent Omar Brown making the 53-man roster.

The Ravens suffered another hit at safety as veteran Sean Considine suffered a concussion for the second week in a row. After last week was labeled as Considine being “dinged” in Harbaugh’s words, the one sustained against Jacksonville is a bigger concern.

“This one we’ll have to look at really hard,” Harbaugh said.

Linebacker Sergio Kindle did not play in Thursday’s game despite not being listed among the inactives prior to kickoff.

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