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Cody Had Knee Surgery

Terrence Cody had surgery to correct a small meniscus tear and is expected back in two weeks.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

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Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody recently had surgery to repair the meniscus in his knee, said Head Coach John Harbaugh.

“He had a little bit of a tear in his lateral meniscus and had a loose body floating around,” Harbaugh said on Tuesday.  ”They were trying to manage it, and he was getting a little bit of swelling.”

Cody sat out practice on Aug. 24 and hasn’t returned.  The Ravens originally did not think he would need surgery, but determined it was the best procedure after pinpointing the issue.

The second-round draft pick is expected to miss two weeks.

“There’s a chance he could be back for the opener against the Jets, or with a bigger guy, sometimes that takes a little longer,” said Harbaugh.

Cody dealt with the knee issue during his collegiate days at the University of Alabama, but the injury flared up during training camp.

“He’s had it for a long time,” Harbaugh told BaltimoreRavens.com.  ”Now, it just needed to be repaired.”

Cody will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

Without Cody in the mix for their preseason finale Thursday against the St. Louis Rams, the Ravens will have  an opportunity to further evaluate backups Kelly Talavou, Brandon McKinney, Lamar Divens and Arthur Jones.

“The plus side is that we have a lot of depth on the D-line right now,” said Harbaugh.

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