Bryant McKinnie to arrive at Ravens camp with injury

Bryant McKinnie is scheduled to make his overdue arrival at Baltimore Ravens training camp Monday, but he won't be 100 percent healthy when he gets there.

McKinnie told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times that he suffered a back injury at his South Florida home last week. The veteran offensive tackle missed the first four days of camp and was slapped with a $30,000 fine for each missed day.

"Of course, I'm glad to be back," McKinnie said Sunday at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. "I'm kind of disappointed, though. I've been training hard, I've been boxing and doing all this stuff. To have a setback like this is disappointing.

"Why isn't anybody saying I got hurt? I don't know what people thought was going on. How I got hurt is running out of the house. It was slippery, and I fell and hurt my lower back. You can't be playing football when your back is hurting. When I fell, I said, 'I know I ain't going out like this.' "

McKinnie will have to pass a physical to get on the field, so we'll soon find out the severity of the injury. Wilson said McKinnie was carrying his own luggage at the airport, a sign the issue might not be serious.

McKinnie is a tough one to figure out. Weight issues cost him his job with the Minnesota Vikings. Now he has opened himself up to heavy fines from the Ravens, this despite deep financial woes tied to a massive loan he took out during the NFL lockout.

McKinnie can play. But he also can drive you crazy.

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