Ravens rookie safety Kyle Hamilton leaves practice early with apparent injury | NOTES

Ravens rookie safety Kyle Hamilton left Wednesday’s training camp practice with an apparent injury, an early end to a disappointing day for the first-round draft pick.

Hamilton was slow to get to his feet after diving to the ground as he defended a pass to tight end Isaiah Likely in an 11-on-11 period. After walking gingerly over to the sideline, Hamilton lay on his back as athletic trainers tended to him.

Hamilton appeared to be favoring his midsection as he got up, walked around and then returned to a supine position. He returned to action a couple of minutes later, getting one repetition in a seven-on-seven drill, but did not look comfortable. With about 20 minutes left in practice, Hamilton left the field and walked back to the team facility slowly with three trainers.

Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald declined to comment on Hamilton, deferring to coach John Harbaugh, who’s set to speak again to reporters Thursday.

Hamilton’s opening hour of practice was inauspicious. In a one-on-one period, rookie tight end Isaiah Likely caught all three passes in his matchups with Hamilton, two for relatively short gains and one for a longer completion. After the second matchup, Ravens scouting and coaching assistant Anthony Levine Sr., a former defensive back, counseled Hamilton as he returned to the drill. Hamilton looked disappointed but seemed in good spirits, bumping fists with Likely as the drill ended.

”That’s one of those drills where the defense is wearing the ankle weights,” Harbaugh said Monday of one-on-one drills, where Hamilton’s poor coverage in one rep against wide receiver Bailey Gaither had led to a viral play. “There’s no pass rush, there’s no one in the quarterback’s face. They have a little bit more time to throw, they’re not under pressure, which they would be. That’s a zero-man type …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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