The Ravens produced a 20-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns Saturday, but it came at a price.
Four players, including two starters, sustained injuries in the contest. Coach John Harbaugh began his news conference Monday by providing updates on the four players and a few more of their injured teammates.
On starting right guard Marshal Yanda’s bruised ribs and thighs, Harbaugh said, “We’ll just have to see how he does on that. They’re good bruises. We’ll just see where that goes.”
On starting cornerback Cary Williams and inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe – both of whom suffered concussions – Harbaugh said, “Both are looking pretty decent today. With concussions, you never really know. So we’ll just have to see if they get cleared. We’ll keep our fingers crossed on that.”
The timetable for the return of wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who missed his first game as a Raven after undergoing surgery to repair a slightly torn meniscus in his knee last week, hasn’t changed, but Harbaugh said the prospect of Boldin returning in time for the playoffs appears bright.
“Anquan Boldin continues to progress,” Harbaugh said. “He’s doing very, very well. The swelling’s out of the knee, so things are looking good there.”
Cory Redding’s balky right ankle did not respond during pre-game warm-ups, but Harbaugh remained optimistic that the defensive end could play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. “He’s looking good today,” Harbaugh said.
The Ravens will likely rely on the depth they have on their roster to fill any holes created by injury, not look to the waiver wire for a free agent.
“There’s really not a lot of guys out there,” Harbaugh said. “If anything, people have been signing guys off their practice squad for about the last six weeks – very aggressively. So unless a name comes before us – which we have not seen yet – I would say that’s probably not going to happen.”Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun