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Lardarius Webb's Back Injury 'Lingering'


The Ravens' injuries to cornerbacks are already piling up.

Starting cornerback Lardarius Webb's back has not progressed since he left practice early last Friday. Webb reportedly was suffering from back spasms, and Head Coach John Harbaugh said it was not serious.

But Webb has not returned to the field in the three practices since, and will not be further examined.

"We're going to see about Lardarius," Harbaugh said Monday night.

"He's got some back things that we're looking at right now. Backs are a little weird. At first it was no big deal. It's lingering a little bit, so we'll find out what's going on."

The Ravens are banged up at the cornerback position.

The unit already lost cornerback Aaron Ross for the year with a torn Achilles tendon. Cornerback Chykie Brown sat out Sunday's practice because of a slight hamstring injury, but returned Monday.

"My legs felt heavy and kept locking up on me," Brown said. "So instead of practicing, I just let it get treatment and rest for one day."

With Webb out, Jimmy Smith, Brown and Asa Jackson have been the Ravens' top three cornerbacks.

Webb hasn't had an injury history with his back. He finished last season with 74 tackles, 22 passes defensed and two interceptions.

"We're hopeful he'll be back real soon," Brown said of Webb. "We miss him out there. We're holding it down for him. He's working out behind closed doors and getting better with treatment."

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