The Ravens have lost another inside linebacker to injury.
Starting middle linebacker
“Jameel McClain will not make it to this game,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday. “We’re taking a look at the neck/back. Nothing major there, but he will not make it to this game and we’re going to do some more tests and things like that just to see down the road where he’ll be.”
McClain suffered the injury in the second half and was unable to return after coming to the sidelines.
This will be the first game McClain has missed in his five-year career, and it will also end McClain’s streak of 45 consecutive starts.
McClain currently ranks second on the team with 79 tackles, and he has been the anchor in the middle of the defense since veteran
If the Ravens are without McClain, Lewis and Ellerbe, then
Ellerbe, Yanda Held Out Of Practice
Ellerbe was held out of Wednesday’s practice, but he told reporters that he will try to practice later this week to determine if he is ready to return for Sunday’s matchup.
“I’m going to try to give it a go Friday and see how it feels and I’m going to do my best to get the guys ready if I can’t go,” Ellerbe told reporters. “It’s just something that’s hard to deal with.”
In addition to Ellerbe, the Ravens had five other players who sat out Wednesday, including right guard
“Marshal is a great player, obviously. If he’s not able to go then that’s unfortunate,” center
Suggs, Rice Limited
The Ravens hope to get outside linebacker
Starting tight end
“It’s day-to-day and I’m living in the treatment center getting it ready,” Dickson said. “I don’t want to be out there 50 percent, that’s not going to help the team.”
J. Smith A Full Participant
It would be a big boost for the secondary to get Smith back in the lineup this week, but Harbaugh did not specify on how good of a chance Smith has to play. He has not played since Week 9.
Veteran linebacker Ray Lewis was not on the practice field during the portion open to the media. Lewis is still on injured reserve-designated to return stemming from a torn triceps muscle suffered in Week 6, and he doesn’t have to be included on the injury report since he’s not on the active roster.