27th April 19:27
Shoulder Injury Shelves Ravens' Wright
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback
Anthony Wright needs surgery on his sore right shoulder, a procedure
that could force him to miss most of the season.
Wright said the injury occurred last November, during a game
against the Seattle Seahawks in which he threw for 319 yards and
four touchdowns in leading the Ravens to an overtime victory.
Wright said he tore his labrum. He dressed for the four-day
passing camp that concluded Thursday, but was limited in his
"I haven't decided what I'm going to do right now," Wright
said. "Right now, what we're looking at is arthroscopic surgery. The
worst-case scenario is somewhere between four to six months."
Wright was expected to begin the season as the backup to
Kyle Boller. In the same role last season, Wright replaced an
injured Boller and led the Ravens to the playoffs by going 5-2 as a
starter over the last seven regular-season games.
Wright was 94-for-178 for 1,119 yards and nine touchdowns in
2003. He had eight interceptions.
With Wright out, the two quarterbacks behind Boller are
rookies -- sixth-round draft pick Josh Harris and undrafted free
agent Brian Gaither.