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Despite 'one of worst sprains' he's had, Michael Oher doesn't rule himself out for Sunday

Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher characterized his sprained right ankle as the worst of his entire football career.

However, Oher, who's limping slightly and not in a walking boot, didn't rule himself out for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

"It's definitely hurting me pretty bad," Oher said. "I'm just getting a lot of treatment and trying to stay on top of it. Hopefully, I can go on Sunday. This is one of the worst sprains I've had."

Oher said he felt fortunate that the injury wasn't worse after watching Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda fall onto his leg during a touchdown run by Ray Rice in Thursday's 49-27 win over the Denver Broncos.

"Looking at it on film, I definitely got lucky," Oher said.

Oher has started 65 consecutive games, starting every game since being drafted in the first round in 2009 out of Mississippi.

"I work hard to be out there every Sunday," Oher said. "I want to be out there for the team, but also it's a long season, and I want to be healthy at the end of the year as well.  

"I definitely want to practic see how the trainers and everybody else feels about it. Hopefully, I'll get out there."

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