Ravens linebacker Malik Harrison was shot in the calf while attending a gathering in Cleveland during the Baltimore bye week. The club issued a statement announcing the injury, which occurred on Sunday night.
TMZ reported on the shooting, noting that the bullet that struck Harrison was a stray bullet. The actual target of the shooting is also unknown currently. The Ravens’ statement elaborated on the incident.
“On Sunday night while attending a gathering in Cleveland, Malik Harrison sustained a non-life-threatening injury after being struck by a stray bullet in the left calf. Malik, who received medical care at a local hospital, has been in touch with our team doctors and will return to Baltimore today.”
It sounds like the injuries are not serious. It is not known how severe the injury is or how much time Harrison will miss. He has been a staple in the Ravens linebacking corps this year. He’s accumulated 22 tackles so far during the 2021 campaign.
Harrison was drafted by the Ravens in the 3rd round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He was an All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2018 while playing for Ohio State. Henderson had 9 total sacks during his Buckeye career.
Hopefully this is something Malik can quickly recover from. The promising young talent was starting to rotate in quite a bit for the Ravens and might be on the cusp of a very good pro career. For now, we hope he gets back on his feet soon.