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The word is Perriman does not have a torn ACL in his left knee as originally feared and will be ready for the 2016 season. The receiver was given a stem cell injection from noted orthopedist James Andrews, according to a source informed of his situation.
Perriman, a 2014 first-round pick who missed all of his rookie season with a right knee injury, had his latest setback on the final day of OTAs. He suffered a partial tear of the ACL, but Andrews deemed it was not significant enough to warrant a full reconstruction of the knee. The belief is that the stem-cell injection will allow the ACL to heal itself.
The source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Perriman will be "fine" for the season.
While fantasy owners should take that "fine" with a grain of salt at this point, having Perriman in the mix would be a plus. As NFL.com notes, the team's receiving corps currently includes Kamar Aiken, Steve Smith (now 37 and working back from a torn Achilles) and Mike Wallace, who's on his third team in as many seasons.
Of course, even if he's fine, Perriman will have to stay healthy. Based on his history to date, that's by no means a sure thing.