Thursday night’s 44-16 preseason-opening victory didn’t come without some scares for the Ravens.
Wide receiver Deonte Thompson left the game in the second quarter after getting twisted at the end of a 5-yard catch. Thompson appeared to suffer an injury to his lower left leg, and was in pain as trainers were tending to him on the sidelines.
Running back Bernard Pierce also sustained what looked to be a knee injury after he took a hard hit in the thigh at the end of his 20-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Pierce sustained the hit when it was raining, and came down somewhat awkwardly as he crossed the goal line.
Pierce got up with a heavy limp, but was able to jog off the field.
“We look pretty good right now,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said after the game. “We’ll have some things we’ll have to see about tomorrow – X-rays, MRIs, things like that. So we’ll have to see.”
Harbaugh didn’t go into any further details.
Thompson is competing with Tandon Doss and figures to be a factor in the Ravens offense this year, especially now with tight end Dennis Pitta is out for the season. Pierce is a major part of the offense playing behind starting running back Ray Rice.