Originally created 05/25/04

Ravens' Wright undergoes surgery; out four months



OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Anthony Wright will be sidelined until October after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder Monday.

Wright, the backup for Kyle Boller, had a torn labrum repaired by Dr. Leigh Ann Curl. The quarterback must wait four months before he can begin throwing a football.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has started a search for a second-string quarterback. Kordell Stewart is one possibility; Kurt Warner and Tim Couch are considered long shots.

Wright said the injury occurred last November against the Seattle Seahawks, a game in which he threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Ravens to an overtime victory.

"I was in the throwing motion and somebody grabbed my arm," he said.

Wright replaced an injured Boller and led the Ravens to the playoffs by going 5-2 as a starter.

Once a starter for the Dallas Cowboys, Wright went 94-for-178 for 1,119 yards and nine touchdowns in 2003. He had eight interceptions.

With Wright out, the two quarterbacks behind Boller are rookies: sixth-round draft pick Josh Harris and undrafted free agent Brian Gaither.