Kyle Boller, who started eight games in 2007, could miss all of '08 after he banged up his shoulder during the August 12 meeting with the Vikings. An MRI on the shoulder turned out to be worse than expected and he isn't showing a lot of movement around the practice field.
Boller was unable to throw Tuesday and struggles to raise his arm over his head. While jogging onto the field in sweatpants and a baseball cap, Boller never moved his right arm and crossed his left arm across his body to scratch his right ear.This would obviously be a blow to the Ravens weakest position, but lets be honest, Boller wasn't exactly booking flights to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. If he's out, Harbaugh will have to pick either second year Troy Smith or rookie Joe Flacco to be the brains of the offense. With Smith still not 100 percent from a stomach virus that kept him out of Saturday's game, Flacco will be the man this Thursday in the preseason finale against the Falcons.
"He's got MRIs that are being looked at," head coach John Harbaugh said.
"I've prepared myself," Flacco said. "If that's the case, then I get another chance to work with all the guys and we'll see what happens. I just want to get better and develop more chemistry with the receivers."For Raven fans everywhere, the news of Boller is a tad bittersweet. As commenter Defender said (better than I ever could) on Pro Football Talk, "Let me get this straight, there's a "growing fear" that the Ravens might not have Kyle Boller this season? If I were a Ravens fan, I'd have a "growing fear" of him actually BEING the QB."
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