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Former Texas S DeShon Elliott fractures forearm, could miss rookie season

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The Ravens rookie suffered a forearm injury on Saturday in a 27-10 preseason win over Miami.

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Former Texas Longhorns star safety DeShon Elliott’s rookie season with the Baltimore Ravens may have ended before it could officially begin.

On Saturday during the Ravens 27-10 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins, Elliott suffered an injury on kickoff coverage, which Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh later said appears to be a fractured forearm. Elliott is expected to miss much, if not all of his rookie season.

“I don’t know what that’s going to mean as far as whether it’s the whole season or part of the season,” Harbaugh announced.

A sixth round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, Elliott totaled 10 tackles, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery throughout his first three preseason appearances. Elliott’s fumble recovery came against the Colts, as the former Longhorn returned the fumble recovery for 30 yards.

During his final season on the Forty Acres, Elliott recorded 63 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions — two of which were returned for touchdowns — and nine passes defended en route to honors as a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.

Following those efforts, Elliott departed for the NFL Draft following his junior season, along with Malik Jefferson, Connor Williams, Holton Hill, and Michael Dickson.