Ravens rookie Taylor fractures leg, feet in crash

November 26, 1997|By Gary Lambrecht and Dail Willis

Rookie defensive tackle Leland Taylor, the last of the Ravens' 12 draft picks in 1997, is out for the rest of the season after suffering fractures to his lower right leg and feet in a single-car accident in Pikesville late Monday night.

Taylor, who had surgery yesterday, was listed in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

A preliminary police report indicated that the accident occurred at Reisterstown Road and Naylors Lane, where Taylor was driving alone at 11: 53 p.m.

No other injuries were reported, and alcohol was not believed to be a factor. The report did not indicate whether Taylor was wearing a seat belt.

Ozzie Newsome, the team's vice president of player personnel, said he expected Taylor to remain in the hospital for the rest of the week.

Taylor, who will be placed on the non-football injury list, has been active for one game this year.

Pub Date: 11/26/97

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