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Michael Oher's sprained ankle not serious, source says

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Ravens right offensive tackle Michael Oher underwent tests on his sprained right ankle that confirmed it's not a serious injury, according to a source.

How quickly Oher returns will depend on how fast his ankle responds to treatment, but the timing of the Ravens' next game should help the situation. The Ravens don't play again until Sept. 15 against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium.

Oher expressed optimism to The Baltimore Sun about his ankle in the locker room following the Ravens' 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.

Oher didn't appear to be seriously hurt and was able to limp off the field under his own power and wasn't in a walking boot or crutches afterward.

The Ravens have a lot of confidence in Oher when it comes to durability and toughness. He has never missed a start since being drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft, a streak of 65 consecutive games.

Oher got hurt during a 1-yard touchdown run by Ray Rice when Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda fell into Oher. He was replaced by rookie fifth-round tackle Rick Wagner.

Wagner allowed three sacks and four quarterback hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.

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