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August 28, 2008
by Robbie Gillies
The Ravens' quarterback situation is a bit of a mess, but on the bright side, the most recent news might clear it up! The Carroll County Times is reporting that Kyle Boller could be out for the year.
Boller underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam, and the initial results weren’t favorable. Team officials are awaiting results of a second medical opinion regarding an injury that stems from a brutal hit the former starter absorbed against the Minnesota Vikings.
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.
If only it were Boller's legs that were injured, because he could still throw from his knees
(where he's probably more accurate than when he's standing). This leaves the Ravens with second-year QB Troy Smith and rookie first-round pick Joe Flacco. Flacco will start against fellow-rookie Matt Ryan of the Falcons on Thursday.
Boller probably gives the Ravens the best chance to win now, but it's doubtful he could lead them to the playoffs. The Ravens are better suited turning the reigns over to the future of the franchise, and that's most likely Joe Flacco.
H/T: AOL Fanhouse