Baltimore Ravens rookie receiver Rashod Bateman pulled up lame in practice Tuesday and left early.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Bateman suffered a groin injury and is considered week to week. He does not have any structural damage, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. With evaluations ongoing, Garafolo added that it is too early to know whether the first-rounder will be sidelined to start the regular season.
Bateman has impressed during camp with his route-running ability. The athletic, versatile receiver with good hands was expected to immediately upgrade the Ravens' corps alongside Marquise Brown and Sammy Watkins.
According to reporters at practice, Bateman went to the ground while running a slant against corner Marcus Peters. He was helped to his feet and walked to the locker room with a limp.
Given the injury history in the Ravens wideout corps -- which includes a laundry list for Watkins, and Brown dealing with a hamstring tweak earlier this offseason -- Bateman's status will be monitored closely as we head into the season. Given the lingering effects of soft tissue injuries, we might not see the rookie much during preseason action.