After going through an injury-riddled 2012 season, the Ravens are getting some good news on the medical front.
Cornerback Lardarius Webb and inside linebacker Jameel McClain are both recovering from season-ending injuries and are expected to be ready for training camp, Head Coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday during the Ravens pre-draft press conference.
"Lardarius is on schedule, at least, maybe a little ahead of schedule," Harbaugh said. "He looks really good. He should be ready to roll by training camp it looks like. We're going to make sure we don't have a setback – that's the most important thing – and with Jameel it's the same way."
Webb is working his way back from a torn ACL that he suffered in a Week 6 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. This is the second ACL tear that Webb has dealt with in the past three seasons, but the injuries occurred on different knees. Webb knows the process and recently said that he's being patient in his recovery.
McClain is working his way back from a spinal cord contusion that ended his season after 13 games. Since getting hurt, McClain has emphasized an expectation to get back to full strength, and he has met with specialists to ensure that the injury is not career threatening.
"He's going to head out for a week to Los Angeles," Harbaugh said. "There's a certain trainer out there he's going to work with for a week. That will be important for him. But it's just the healing process."
The most important part of his recovery is taking time to rest and to allow the injury to heal, but that recovery should still allow him to get back on the field for training camp this summer.
"There's a certain type of a bruise that happens that caused his issue, but it's going away, on schedule," Harbaugh said. "We don't know for sure, but I'm approaching it as if Jameel is going to be out there.