The rumors that have been floating around regarding Kelly Gregg have proven true. He is set to have microfracture surgery on his left knee today, and will be out until at least 2009 training camp. Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure. Gregg injured the knee in the first week of camp this summer, and “it wasn’t responding to anything,” according to his agent. The Baltimore Sun’s Jamison Hensley reports that Gregg has more tackles than any interior lineman in the NFL since 2002, with 398.
At least to this point, the Ravens D has not missed a beat without Kelly. Haloti Ngata is having a superb season, Justin Bannan is doing a great job of filling in for Gregg, and the Ravens currently sit first in the NFL in passing yards, rushing yards, and total yards allowed.