Baltimore Ravens linebacker Malik Harrison sustained a “non-threatening injury” Sunday night, after he was struck in the calf by a stray bullet while attending a gathering in Cleveland, the team said in a statement.
“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,” the Ravens wrote on their official Twitter account. “Malik, who received medical care at a local hospital, has been in touch with our team doctors and will return to Baltimore today.”
An Ohio native, Harrison starred at Ohio State from 2016-19, leading the team in tackles his senior season en route to being named first-team All-Big Ten. After being selected by the Ravens in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the No. 98 overall pick, the second-year linebacker has started in five of the seven games he’s played this season, recording 22 total tackles.
Baltimore’s linebackers coach Rob Ryan recently gushed about Harrison when asked about the 23-year-old’s development.
“Malik [Harrison] is a great, big, old kid that’s strong,” Ryan told reporters last week. “He’s just kind of getting into his body, but he sometimes looks like he’s laboring out there, because he is a big, old kid. He has a lot of big talent, a lot of raw talent, and it’s up to us to develop it. He’s plenty smart. He’s been able to handle all these positions, so he’ll be a good football player. He should just keep improving.”