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Lardarius Webb, Gino Gradkowski Will Have Offseason Procedures


The Ravens came out of the regular season "really healthy," according to Head Coach John Harbaugh.

But there will be some offseason procedures done on a couple players.

Cornerback Lardarius Webb will have a procedure to fix a lingering sports hernia. Center Gino Gradkowski will have work done to clean out his knee.

"Lardarius Webb is going to do something with a sports hernia that he's been fighting," Harbaugh said. "He did a nice job with that late in the season."

Webb landed on the Ravens injury report in Week 12 (before the New York Jets game) with an abs injury. It left him limited in practice through Week 15.

Oddly enough, Webb got some of his best grades from Pro Football Focus (PFF) near the end of the season when he was dealing with the injury. He intercepted Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in Week 10 at home and again in Week 17. Webb also had a very strong game in Detroit.

The Ravens often try to wait until the end of the season to repair sports hernias. Cornerback Jimmy Smith, however, had surgery mid-season last year to fix his.

Baltimore could also wait to have Gradkowski's minor procedure. Gradkowski played every offensive snap this season.

"Gino has a knee issue that he's got to get cleaned up a little bit, clean out some cartilage in there," Harbaugh said.

Gradkowski had three straight negative performances from Weeks 14-16, but finished the year with one of his best showings in Cincinnati, according to PFF.

The other injury questions were quarterback Joe Flacco, who said he will not need offseason knee surgery, and linebacker Elvis Dumervil (ankle). Harbaugh did not mention that any work needed to be done, but did say it limited Dumervil down the stretch.

"We got out of the season really healthy," Harbaugh said.

"Sometimes injuries are fluke things. But I thought [Head Certified Athletic Trainer] Mark [Smith] did a really good job of managing our guys and getting them back as soon as they could, but not too early. We didn't have too many re-injuries, and that's huge."

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