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Injury Updates On Justin Forsett, Steve Smith Sr.


Head Coach John Harbaugh provided a couple key injury updates Monday afternoon.

Running back Justin Forsett suffered an ankle injury, but it's not a feared high-ankle sprain, which would sideline him for weeks.

"It's not a high ankle, I can tell you that," Harbaugh said. "So, that's a good sign, and it gives him a chance, certainly, for this week."

Forsett went down on the Ravens' final drive of the fourth quarter at the end of a 32-yard catch and run. He said his ankle got rolled up on by safety Donte Whitner on the tackle.

Forsett didn't go to the locker room after the injury and even tried to jog* *it off on the sideline. He didn't appear to be in major pain immediately after the game and still spoke with reporters.

"I feel like if I went back out there I possibly could have damaged it a little more," he said.

The Ravens were also without wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., which wasn't much of a surprise considering he suffered microfractures in his back in the Week 4 win in Pittsburgh. Smith was scratched before Sunday's game.

Smith didn't practice at all last week but was listed as doubtful on the final injury report, which gave a shred of hope that he could miraculously suit up.

On Monday, Harbaugh was asked whether Smith legitimately had a shot of playing against the Browns just more than a week after suffering the back injury.

"There's always a chance with Steve Smith – always," Harbaugh said. "Never rule Steve Smith out."

Backup running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was a bit of a surprising scratch against Cleveland because he was listed as probable to play. Harbaugh confirmed Taliaferro wasn't active because of his foot injury, which limited him in practice throughout the week, and not because of a numbers game.

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