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Update on Mark Ingram's Calf Injury


Good thing the Ravens can get some extra rest before their first playoff game.

Pro Bowl running back Mark Ingram II left Sunday's game in Cleveland with a calf injury and did not return.

"There are no kind of structural issues or anything like that. His calf was cramping," Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "We'll just have to see tomorrow to what extent that means. We'll know more tomorrow."

Harbaugh said he would likely give an update at his press conference tomorrow. Ingram was immediately ruled as questionable to return, but the Ravens' didn't need him to.

Running backs Gus Edwards and rookie Justice Hill finished out the game with Edwards picking up some tough yards and Hill essentially sealing the win with an 18-yard touchdown run – the first of his career.

Ingram can have basically three weeks to rest before returning to action. The Ravens' Week 17 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers has no playoff implications for Baltimore, then they'll have a bye in the first round before playing their divisional playoff game on Jan. 11 or 12.

The injury happened on the first play of the fourth quarter on a non-contact play. It was a read-option play in which Jackson kept the ball and darted around the right side. Ingram immediately grabbed for his calf and went to the turf in obvious pain.

He went to the blue tent and then the locker room after getting some encouragement from his teammates. Jackson called Ingram the "heart of the team" this week, and the veteran runner has been a key driver of Baltimore's top-ranked offense.

Ingram ran eight times for 55 yards, which put him over 1,000 for the season (1,018). Ingram also caught two passes for 36 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Tight end Mark Andrews also went to the sideline with a limp near the end of the same drive in which Ingram went down. He returned to the game in the final minutes and Harbaugh said there were no notable injuries outside of Ingram.

Andrews had six catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns. He had a team-high nine targets (nobody else had more than four). Andrews has been dealing with injuries throughout the season and could be another candidate to rest before the playoffs.

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