Monday's injury updates for the Ravens were positive.
Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley (knee bone bruise) and defensive tackle Michael Pierce (foot) were both close to being activated for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, according to Head Coach John Harbaugh. While Harbaugh did not guarantee that either Mosley or Pierce would play against the Steelers on Sunday, there was reason to be optimistic.
"C.J. and Mike Pierce were really close but just didn't make it," Harbaugh said. "You still have to say it's day-to-day because you don't know. I'm really hopeful."
Mosley missed just the third game of his career Sunday and is one of the team's most important players. He tested his knee at practice on Thursday, but missed practice again Friday and was unable to play against the Broncos.
Rookie tight end Hayden Hurst (foot) could return to practice this week. Hurst underwent surgery for a stress fracture last month and has missed the first three games. Before his injury, Hurst was the best receiving tight end in training camp, showing why he was drafted in the first round (25th overall).
Harbaugh said defensive tackle Willie Henry (abdomen) might also return to practice this week, if he received clearance from doctors. Henry underwent hernia surgery last month.
"There's a chance," Harbaugh said. "Probably a better chance for Hayden. Willie's going to see a doctor this week."