Nakamura hopes to return after bye week

Written by on September 29, 2011 in Ravens, Sports - No comments

OWINGS MILLS — Safety Haruki Nakamura admitted frustration with a knee injury he sustained against St. Louis this past Sunday.

Nakamura, who injured his PCL, said he took a “cheap shot” from Rams tight end Lance Kendricks on a special teams play late in the game. Nakamura’s knee collided with the turf, which caused the injury.

“It had nothing to do with the play,” Nakamura said. “We were 40 yards downfield, the guy pushed me in the back and my knee slammed on the turf. I can deal with injuries but I can’t deal with ignorance.”

On Monday, coach John Harbaugh said Nakamura would be out at least a month. But Nakamura said he’s shooting to return after the bye in Week 5. That would be quite a speedy recovery for a PCL injury.

While putting a brace on his knee, Nakamura did say the hasn’t experiencing much pain during the days following the injury.

“The next day I didn’t have too much swelling,” Nakamura said. “It was more of a stability thing.”

Nakamura said that after the play he thought he might have torn his ACL. While the injury isn’t serious, Nakamura is still upset about the whole ordeal.

“I was extremely frustrating because it didn’t need to happen,” he said.

By Jason Butt

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