LEON Searcy Out With Arm Injury

Sunday, August 5th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) _ Baltimore Ravens right offensive tackle Leon Searcy will miss up to three months with a torn triceps tendon in his left arm.

Searcy, signed by the Ravens as a free agent in March, will need surgery to repair the injury, which occurred Friday night during the first play of an intrasquad scrimmage.

Searcy, 31, will miss 10 to 12 weeks. His spot on the line will be taken by Harry Swayne, who started at right tackle for the Super Bowl champions last year.

``That's where a guy like Harry Swayne is invaluable to us,'' Ravens coach Brian Billick said. ``We've won a Super Bowl with Harry Swayne at right tackle. So, obviously we're very comfortable.

Searcy missed the entire 2000 season after tearing the quadriceps in his right knee during training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He hasn't playing in an NFL game since 1999, his lone Pro Bowl season.

``You deal with it,'' Billick said. ``You can't get too caught up with any single injury because there's too many players and too much time to go.''