Mellette battled through knee pain this preseason only to find out there was a little damage this past week.

In a way rookie receiver Aaron Mellette's preseason is a little more remarkable than you'd think.

He played through a decent amount of pain in his knee though it was something the Elon product was able to push through. But enough can become enough which caused Mellette to finally get it checked out.

Unfortunately for Mellette some damage was found which meant a four-to-six week recovery time. Since a doctor was able to sign off on a potential six-week recovery the Ravens placed the rookie on season-ending injured reserve.