Updates on the health of Haloti Ngata, Jameel McClain
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle has left knee injury, inside linebacker has spinal cord contusion
By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
2:26 PM EST, February 7, 2013
The outlook for Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata's injured left knee is positive, according to coach John Harbaugh.
Ngata injured his knee during the Ravens' Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, but sources with knowledge of the situation have already indicated there was no major ligament damage. Ngata isn't on crutches and was seen jogging the day after the game. His magnetic resonance imaging exam has been pushed back until today, but the team isn't expecting any major damage to be revealed.
"Nothing serious with Haloti," Harbaugh said. "There are some things in there. We'll just have to see, but it won't be anything that should keep him out of training camp or anything like that."
Inside linebacker Jameel McClain finished the season on injured reserve with a spinal cord contusion suffered against the Washington Redskins. He told The Baltimore Sun that he remains optimistic that he'll eventually be cleared medically to play football again, but also acknowledged doctors are being cautious with him and want to re-image his spinal cord and neck.
"We’re still looking at Jameel," Harbaugh said. "I’m very optimistic based on what Ozzie [Newsome] shared with us yesterday. We’re very optimistic about that."