On Now
Coming Up
  • Wed., Sep. 28, 2016 12:30 PM EDT Live Press Conference Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and key players will address the media following practice.
  • Thu., Sep. 29, 2016 12:30 PM EDT Live Coordinators Presser Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and special team coordinator Jerry Rosburg will address the media.
  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT Ravens Report Hosted by WUSA-TV's Kristen Berset, Ravens Report, the flagship program of the Baltimore Ravens that showcases life in the NFL. Created by Ravens Productions, this magazine-style show features behind-the-scenes access to Ravens players and coaches as they prepare for each week's opponent.
  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Ravens Wired See the plays, hear the sideline conversations and feel the hits on Ravens Wired, the only behind-the-scenes show featuring a Ravens player wired for sound during each week's game. Go behind the Ravens bench for in-game adjustments and inside the locker room for Head Coach John Harbaugh's post-game speech. Produced by Ravens Productions, Ravens Wired is hosted by WBAL-TV's Keith Mills.
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM EDT Ravens Unscripted Ravens beat writers Ryan Mink and Garrett Downing join our host to tackle the latest Ravens headlines and hottest topics. Each week's show, brought to you by Ravens Productions, also features a special guest, including prominent sports media, front office staff, players or other Ravens insiders.
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 12:30 PM EDT Live Game Audio Broadcast Listen to the live WBAL broadcast of the Ravens vs. Raiders on BaltimoreRavens.com or in the Ravens mobile app.
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 4:15 PM EDT Live Post Game Presser John Harbaugh and key players will address the media following the game.
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 4:00 PM EDT Live John Harbaugh Presser Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will address the media.
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 5:00 PM EDT A Purple Evening A Purple Evening is back! Join Purple on Monday, October 3rd for on-field drills, player appearances and autographs, giveaways, and much more! Tickets will go on sale soon. Check Purple-Just for Women on Facebook for the latest club and event information.
  • Sat., Oct. 08, 2016 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Ravens Report Hosted by WUSA-TV's Kristen Berset, Ravens Report, the flagship program of the Baltimore Ravens that showcases life in the NFL. Created by Ravens Productions, this magazine-style show features behind-the-scenes access to Ravens players and coaches as they prepare for each week's opponent.

News

Print
RSS

Injury Updates As Ravens Break For Bye

Posted Oct 23, 2013

Kelechi Osemele’s back injury is affecting his play. No setbacks with Dennis Pitta. Josh Bynes to return.

Osemele Says Back Injury Affecting His Play

Second-year left guard Kelechi Osemele confirmed to reporters in the locker room that he expects to have surgery in the offseason to repair a back issue that has plagued him the last two seasons.

“Obviously I’ve been dealing with it for a while and it’s getting to the point where eventually I’m going to have to go ahead and get that fixed,” Osemele said. “I was avoiding it for as long as I could, gambling with it, but I just can’t afford to gamble with it any longer.”

Osemele has played through the back issue this year, starting every game of the year. Back spasms forced him to come out of the Miami game in Week 5 after the opening series, but he has played every other offensive snap this season.

Osemele did admit that the injury was impacting his performance.

“It’s affected my power,” he said. “I’m an offensive lineman, I need to have strong legs. Obviously it’s affecting me.”

Head Coach John Harbaugh praised Osemele earlier this week for playing through the pain, and the left guard said he plans to play through the issue until getting it taken care of after the season.

“Right now I’m just trying to help my team win and they feel like I’m the best chance to win games at my position so I’m just going to deal with it,” he said.

No Setbacks With Dennis Pitta

A recent report from ESPN’s Ed Werder said that tight end Dennis Pitta was targeting a mid-to-late November return after dislocating his hip in training camp.

Harbaugh did not comment on the report specifically, but did say that the tight end is making progress in his recovery.

“That sounds similar to what was said in August when we first heard the timeframe,” Harbaugh said. “So nothing has changed as far as I know. Everything is on schedule. There have been no setbacks with Dennis, so we’ll just have to see how it goes.”

Pitta has been out on the field during practice in recent weeks, catching passes off the JUGS machine and watching from the sideline during the portion open to the media. He is eligible to return from injured reserve when the Ravens make the decision to get him back into the full swing of practice.

“Until we get him on the field and see him start running around, I think we’ll know more then,” Harbaugh said. “And I’m looking forward to that. That will be very interesting.”

Good Chance Bynes Returns

Inside linebacker Josh Bynes missed Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh after having surgery to clean out an infection in his finger. Bynes is out of the hospital and the Ravens hope he is able to return after the bye.

“I don’t know if ‘expected’ is the right word. I guess I probably feel that way, but I don’t want to speak because you never know with an infection,” Harbaugh said. “But there’s a good chance that he would be.”

Bynes started the first six games of the season and veteran Jameel McClain took over the starting Will linebacker spot last week when he came off the Physically Unable To Perform list. McClain, Bynes and rookie Arthur Brown could all see time at Will linebacker once the Ravens come back from the bye. 


Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos