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Injury Updates On Marlon Brown, Eugene Monroe


Head Coach John Harbaugh was particularly pleased coming out of Sunday's win against the Steelers.

"There's good news and good news," he said. "We won the game *and *nobody's getting an MRI today. First time that's happened all year."

While there are no new fresh injuries, however, Harbaugh did have a couple updates on some lingering ailments.

Left tackle Eugene Monroe was placed on season-ending injured reserve (IR) on Dec. 12 due to a shoulder injury. On Monday, Harbaugh confirmed that Monroe had surgery to repair damage.

"I think he had, I'm going to say a labral tear – maybe two labral tears – that he had repaired," Harbaugh said. "I think it's a pretty quick recovery from that. He should be good for next year from what I understand."

Harbaugh also provided an update on wide receiver Marlon Brown, who hasn't played since Week 10 against the Jaguars. Brown hasn't been placed on IR, but his season is over.

Harbaugh said the wide receiver probably hasn't been placed on IR already just because there wasn't a corresponding roster move to make.

Brown had back spasms, then doctors may have found a bit of a "disc issue or something in there," Harbaugh said.  They kept trying to get him back on the field, but the back wasn't improving. The injury wasn't serious enough to immediately place Brown on IR.

"Two weeks ago, I could just tell he wasn't going to get back, so I kind of gave up hope, and I think he did too," Harbaugh said. "It just wasn't responding. He's going to have to take the offeseason and get it right, whatever that means."

It has been a disappointing season for Brown, especially in a year where he would have had a great chance to contribute with so many injuries to the Ravens' wide receiver corps.

The 6-foot-5 undrafted Georgia product caught 49 passes for 524 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie in 2013. He hasn't caught a touchdown pass since, and this marks the second straight year in which his production has dropped.

Last year, he fell to 24 receptions for 255 yards. This season, Brown posted 14 catches for 112 yards. He played in 10 games and started two.

"Marlon is one of my favorite guys," Harbaugh said. "He works really hard at it, has a great attitude, and, to my eyes, is very talented.

"But it just hasn't worked the last two years like we all expected after his rookie year, especially how Marlon expected to continue to improve. It's going to be a really important offseason for him and it's going to be a critical season when he gets back."

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