Ravens Injuries Mount In Loss To Eagles


The injury report is a long and growing list for the Ravens two weeks into the preseason.

Baltimore sat 15 players in Saturday's matchup with the Eagles, and then multiple players had their night cut short because of additional injuries.

The offensive line was the hardest hit, with nine linemen nursing injuries.

The Ravens hardly had enough players to field a five-man line by the end of the game. Starting left tackle Eugene Monroe was the only true tackle available by the second quarter, so the Ravens had to move interior lineman Ryan Jensen to left tackle when Monroe came out of the game.

"We only had two offensive linemen playing positions they practice," Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "We did have some injuries, but that's part of preseason football – players playing different positions and showing how well they can adjust and play fast."

The offensive line came into the game hobbled as starting left guard Kelechi Osemele (foot) and right tackle Rick Wagner (foot) were both sidelined. Reserve linemen Jah Reid (back), John Urschel (concussion), Daryl Baldwin (unspecified) and Blaine Classuell (unspecified) also didn't play.

The Ravens then lost James Hurst (concussion) and a few plays later lost his replacement De'Ondre Wesley (leg). Monroe was also shown on the television broadcast with a bag of ice on his wrist. The Ravens even had to use Marshal Yanda at right tackle because they were so short-handed.

"We were kind of scrambling because we had some guys go down in a hurry," quarterback Joe Flacco said.

The silver lining is the Ravens don't expect the injuries along the offensive line to linger into the regular season. The only potential long-term injury is Wesley, who has to be further examined before determining the exact severity of his injury.

"It's not going to be a concern if we get those guys back," Harbaugh said. "Those guys are all slated to come back, to my knowledge. We'll see about Wesley. The key is just getting those guys back."

Other positions also have their share of bumps and bruises.

Backup running back Lorenzo Taliaferro left the game early with a knee injury.

Wide receivers Breshad Perriman (knee) and Michael Campanaro (unspecified) didn't play. Perriman hasn't practiced since the first day of training camp on July 30.

Veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb also missed his second game of the preseason with a hamstring injury that has sidelined him the last week. 

Defensive linemen Chris Canty (unspecified) and Kapron Lewis-Moore (unspecified) both didn't play, and safety Matt Elam and defensive end Brent Urban have already been lost for potentially the entire season because of torn biceps.

"Injuries are what they are, whether they happen in the preseason or the playoffs," Monroe said. "It's just something you deal with."

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