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Ravens TE Boyle carted off with left knee injury

  • University of Maryland graduate
  • Lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and son

Baltimore Ravens tight end Nick Boyle was ruled out of Sunday night’s game at New England after suffering a gruesome left knee injury in the third quarter.

After making a 4-yard catch, Boyle took a direct hit on his left leg, causing it to bend inward. The entire Ravens team surrounded Boyle before he was carted off the field.

Boyle is considered one of the top blocking tight ends in the NFL. He entered Sunday’s game as Baltimore’s sixth-leading receiver.

It has been a painful night for Baltimore, which has already ruled out nose tackle Brandon Williams (ankle) and listed cornerback Terrell Bonds (knee) as doubtful to return.

Williams injured his left ankle early in the game and was initially considered questionable before being downgraded.

The Ravens were already without defensive end Calais Campbell, who was inactive with a calf injury. It ended Campbell’s streak of 98 straight starts, which was the second-longest current one for defensive ends.

Without Williams and Campbell, Baltimore had allowed 150 yards rushing midway through the third quarter. The Ravens had entered Sunday night with the No. 8 run defense, giving up 101.8 yards rushing per game.

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