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Former UK DB Chris Westry suffers torn lateral meniscus

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He is expected to miss at least a month.

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Former Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Chris Westry will miss at least a month of action.

Per a report from ESPN, the former Wildcat standout, now with the Baltimore Ravens, suffered a torn lateral meniscus that will sideline him for at least a month. There’s a good chance he will be placed on the injured reserve that would force him to miss at least three weeks.

If Westry is placed on the IR, he’d be the 15th Raven on the reserve and the ninth to be placed over the past 24 days.

After Ravens star corner Marcus Peters suffered a torn ACL, Westry emerged as the Ravens’ third corner that allowed him to play 33 snaps during Baltimore’s Monday Night Football loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. He made three total tackles, including one for a loss, played 38% of the team’s defensive snaps and 66% of their special teams snaps.

Westry, a native of Orange Park (FL) played four years for the Wildcats from 2015-18. He made 34 starts in 51 games as a Cat and made 134 total career tackles (three and a half for loss), three interceptions, two sacks, 15 passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

The 6-foot-4 Westry signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent after the 2019 NFL Draft but was placed on injured reserve at the end of the preseason.

In 2020, he rejoined the Cowboys, where he was waived during the team’s final cuts but signed a practice squad deal. He was elevated to the active roster on December 12 and December 19 for Dallas’ games against the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers but suffered a PCL sprain against San Francisco, ending his season.

Westry signed with the Ravens as a free agent on January 18 to a futures contract.