Maybe I missed the severity of Lee Evans ankle injury. The Ravens newest wide receiver has seen the least amount of playing time out of anyone due to a nagging injury that has kept him out after week one. It was initially reported that Evans would rest the injury and would come back after the bye week. That obviously hasn’t happened.
Though no one said word for word that Evans could play with the injury, it was always hinted that the Ravens were taking extra time with him because it wasn’t urgent to put him on the field. If they could get him back to 100 percent with an extra weeks rest then no harm done.
But yesterday, Evans told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times that he’s hopeful to return this season. “I got to be effective out there,” Evans said obviously comparing himself to rookie Torrey Smith. “”It’s to the point now where I can’t even answer any more questions about it. It’s going to be what it is. We’ll see.”
It wouldn’t shock me if Evans tenure as a Raven ended with these quotes. They certainly don’t convey confidence in his situation.
It’s a pity because Evans could certainly do some damage down the field against defenses. When you compare his quotes to that of rookie Jimmy Smith who said he’s “very optimistic about the comeback,” you can see the difference in the two situations. Hopefully Evans was just being cautious with his words, I was a big fan of him coming to Baltimore.