Torrey Smith Considered 'Day-To-Day' After Injury


The Ravens came up short Sunday against the Chargers, but the good news Monday was that they may have dodged a bullet with a serious injury to wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Smith caught a pair of touchdowns in the 34-33 loss, but he wasn't on the field for the final two series because he was being tended to by the medical staff.

Head Coach John Harbaugh told reporters Monday that the injury is not a long-term concern.

"Torrey didn't really have anything too serious," Harbaugh said. "I don't even know how to describe it right now, [Head Trainer] Mark [Smith] hasn't explained it to me what it was. He'll be just getting ready for Miami. I guess I'd call him day-to-day."

The receiving corps suffered a pair of injuries against San Diego, as Marlon Brown left the game in the second quarter with a concussion. Brown will have to go through the NFL's concussion protocol before returning to action, and Harbaugh indicated that his status will likely be determined closer to this week's game against the Dolphins.

"Marlon had the concussion protocol, so we'll see how that goes during the week," he said.

Smith and Brown could both play this week against the Dolphins, and the Ravens may also get rookie receiver Michael Campanaro back in the lineup. The seventh-round pick has missed the last four games with a hamstring issue that he suffered in Week 8 against the Bengals.

"He's had a hamstring that's just been slow," Harbaugh said. "It was supposed to be two weeks ago. Now you're just at the point where it's, 'Let me know when you're ready.' Hamstrings are like that. It's just a fact. He's been killing himself. He's working really hard and I think there's a chance for this week.

"Now you get to the point where I'm just not going to count on him until he's back. Availability and ability. Durability goes with it. If you're not out there, you're not out there. It's not his fault. He's killing himself trying to get back."

Campanaro was coming on strong before getting hurt, and his return would give the Ravens another target over the middle of the field.

Jackson Could Make Return

While the receiving corps is dealing with injuries, the secondary could get some much-needed reinforcements this week with the return of cornerback Asa Jackson.

Jackson went on injured reserve with the designation to return in Week 6 because of a toe injury, but he is eligible to return Sunday against Miami. Jackson returned to practice Nov. 21, and the Ravens hope he can get back in the lineup this week.

"I'm very optimistic," Harbaugh said. "You don't know until you see it."

Jackson was a starter before getting hurt, and he would be a big help to a secondary that has allowed 803 passing yards the last two weeks.

When asked about whether Jackson could help the group, Harbaugh quickly responded, "Yeah."

"We just have to see that he's ready to play," Harbaugh said. "That he's healthy and that he can play at an NFL level, which is a high level. He had a good week last week."

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