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Ravens' Kaare Vedvik Placed On Non-Football Injury List

September 1, 2018
Ravens rookie kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik was placed on the non-football injury list after being hospitalized Sept. 1 with head injuries.

According to Baltimore Police, Vedvik was hospitalized after being found around 4 a.m. near the 2000 block of Boone Street in the East Baltimore Midway area suffering from "upper body injuries." The police said they could not confirm how his injuries occurred, and the investigating is ongoing.

A Ravens official said, "We are aware that Kaare is being treated for head wounds, and we are monitoring the situation."

Ravens coach John Harbaugh is not scheduled to meet with the media until Sept. 3, as the Ravens prepare to face the Buffalo Bills Sept. 9. 

Vedvik, 24, excelled throughout the summer after being signed as an undrafted rookie out of Marshall. He was unlikely to make the Ravens' team, given that kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch are firmly entrenched on the roster, but he seemed well on his way to parlaying his strong summer with the Ravens into a job in another NFL organization.

Vedvik, a native of Norway who went to high school in Kansas for a year as an exchange student, demonstrated a consistently big leg in camp with the Ravens. 

He went 8-for-9 on field-goal attempts during preseason action, with his only miss coming from 53 yards, and he hit several field goals of 60 yards or more during training camp. Vedvik also averaged 46.8 yards on 19 punts in preseason action. 

Being placed on the non-football-injury list automatically sidelines Vedvik for at least the first six weeks of the season, and he does not count as part of the Ravens' 53-man roster. If he returns to practice after that, the Ravens would have three weeks to move him to the active roster or season-ending injured reserve.

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