Former Ohio State Linebacker Malik Harrison Sustains Non-Life-Threatening Injury After Being Struck By Stray Bullet in Cleveland

By Dan Hope on November 1, 2021 at 1:17 pm
Malik Harrison
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Former Ohio State linebacker Malik Harrison sustained a non-life-threatening injury when he was struck in the left calf by a stray bullet at a gathering in Cleveland on Sunday.

The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday that Harrison was treated at a Cleveland hospital on Sunday but that he would be returning to Baltimore on Monday and has been in communication with Ravens team doctors.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday he didn't think Harrison’s injury was “severe at all,” and Harrison said in a statement he is “excited to get back on the football field very soon.”

According to Cleveland TV station FOX8, the shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday. Four suspects were arrested and charged with inducing panic, vandalism and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, in which police officers found multiple loaded firearms with chambered rounds.

Harrison, who played for Ohio State from 2016-19, is in his second season with the Ravens, who selected him in the third round of the 2020 NFL draft. He has started six of the Ravens’ first seven games this season and has recorded 44 total tackles with one tackle for loss and one pass deflection.

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