Injuries Up The Middle
The Ravens are dealing with some key injuries in the middle of their defense.
Ngata, who was injured last Sunday, did not practice at all this week. He has dealt with injuries in recent years, and was able to return to last week’s game after suffering the injury.
Smith has battled a thigh injury in recent weeks, and he briefly had to leave last week’s game in the second half because of it. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but returned to action Friday.
If Smith is unable to play,
Suggs Probable After Full Practice
The injury does not appear to be serious, as he returned to practice as a full participant Friday and is listed as probable.
Secondary Banged Up
Webb missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning as a limited participant on Friday. Smith and Ihedigbo were both limited in practice all week. They also dealt with the injuries last week, but were still able to start against the Bengals and the secondary had arguably its best game of the season.
If Webb or Smith are unable to play,
Brown Questionable, Stokley Probable
The Ravens had an addition to the injury report Friday as starting wide receiver
The only other injury concern for the Ravens is running back
Bears Missing Key Players
The Bears will be without some key plays in this week’s matchup, as starting quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle), linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) and reserve defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (groin) have all been ruled out.
Defensive end Shea McClellin, one of the team’s best defenders, is also doubtful with a hamstring injury. Long snapper Patrick Mannelly (calf) is also doubtful.
The other injury issues for the Bears are tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle) and starting right tackle Jordan Mills (quad). Bennette is questionable and Mills is probable.