By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
5:44 PM EST, December 9, 2012
It was a painful loss for the Ravens even beyond the frustration of a 31-28 overtime setback against the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field.
Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda sprained his right ankle badly enough that he was on crutches after the game and fitted for a walking boot. Yanda was in no mood for interviews and requested that reporters not approach him.
Yanda was replaced in the lineup by veteran Bobbie Williams.
Starting middle linebacker Jameel McClain left the game in the second half with a neck injury and was replaced by Josh Bynes.
Although X-rays were negative, McClain was in serious pain and dealing with swelling. He wanted to return to the game, but wasn't allowed to by the team.
"That's good news," coach John Harbaugh said of McClain's X-rays.
The Ravens are in a tough situation at inside linebacker with Ray Lewis on injured reserve-designated to return with a surgically-repaired right triceps, starter Dannell Ellerbe out for the past two games with a right foot and ankle injury and now McClain injured.
Fullback Vonta Leach sustained a sprained ankle, but was walking around without issues following the game.
And Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has a slight hip pointer, according to Harbaugh.
Rice rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and didn't appear to be in major discomfort afterward in the locker room.